States Sue over Rollback of Child Immigrant Protections

Nineteen states are suing over the Trump administration's effort to alter a federal agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention.

  • Published 26 August 2019

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nineteen states are suing over the Trump administration’s effort to alter a federal agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Monday the rule change puts children at risk. He’s leading the lawsuit alongside Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. A decades-old agreement known as the Flores settlement says immigrant children must be kept in the least restrictive setting and generally shouldn’t… Read at AP News