Trump Administration Moves to End Limits on Child Detention
Ending the so-called Flores agreement is a top priority for the Trump administration.
- Published 21 August 2019
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to end a long-standing federal court agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention, a decision that will almost certainly lead to a new court fight over the government’s ability to hold migrant families until their cases are decided. Ending the so-called Flores agreement is a top priority for the Trump administration. It requires the government to keep children in the least restrictive…