Trump Administration Proposes Rule To Allow Longer Detention Of Migrant Children:

Trump Administration Proposes Rule To Allow Longer Detention Of Migrant Children:

The Trump administration is proposing to lift court-imposed limits on how long it can hold children in immigration detention.

Under proposed regulations set to be published in the Federal Register on Friday, the administration seeks to replace the Flores settlement, a decades-old agreement that dictates how long the government can hold migrant children, and under what conditions.

The administration wants to detain migrant families together for as long as their immigration cases are pending. The proposed regulations will satisfy the “basic purpose” of Flores, the administration argues, by making sure that children are treated with “dignity, respect, and special concern for their particular vulnerability as minors.”

“Today, legal loopholes significantly hinder the Department’s ability to appropriately detain and promptly remove family units that have no legal basis to remain in the country,” said Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen in a statement.

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