Protect safeguards for immigrant children

The Trump administration proposes a new regulation regarding the treatment of immigrant children in detention: the new regulation would replace the Flores Agreement -- which stipulated that children could not be detained for over 20 days -- with regulations that would detain children indefinitely, whether unaccompanied or with their family. The regulation would also shift the licensing of family detention facilities to the federal government, away from state child welfare facilities.

Protecting the growing years of children has been a hallmark of our sense of who we are as a democratic community. We must not allow our government to legislate the inhumane treatment of ANYONE, citizen or no.

This proposed regulation is subject to comment by you, the public, until November 6. Voice your strong opposition to this new attempt to undermine human rights and traumatize children and families seeking safety.

Here is the rule: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/07/2018-19052/apprehension-processing-care-and-custody-of-alien-minors-and-unaccompanied-alien-children

Submit a comment here: https://www.regulations.gov

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