Advocates Say Trump’s Flores Rule Change is ‘a Call for the Mass Internment of Children’
The Trump administration is expected to formally release new regulations Friday that would remove time limits on how long the federal government can detain migrant children. The new rules would end the 1997 Flores agreement which prevents the government from keeping detained minors in immigration custody for more than 20 days, whether they’re with their families or traveling alone.
Immigration Rules Change Could Mean More Kids Separated From Parents
Anti-poverty and children’s advocates are bracing for the fallout of proposed federal policy changes that would slash access to the social safety net for immigrant families, which could result in more children entering foster care.
Left Behind: Trump’s Immigration Plans Could Spur Uptick in Foster Care Numbers
President-elect Donald Trump made clear in a recent interview that he plans to deport between two and three million undocumented immigrants, a drastic increase from current practice under which about 235,000 were sent away in 2015.