Indefinite prison for refugees  

redmustang91 59M  
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8/23/2019 9:15 am

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8/23/2019 2:53 pm

Indefinite prison for refugees


Another reason to dump Trump if you needed one is his cruelty to migrants.

A new rule unveiled by the Trump administration on Wednesday would override the Flores settlement that caps the detention of immigrant at 20 days before their release or transfer to a state licensed facility. The rule, set to be published in the Federal Register this week, eliminates the 20-day cap and allows the government to keep immigrant families in detention indefinitely while their immigration cases are pending.

The rule eliminates a requirement that family detention centers be licensed by the states. Instead, they would be governed by standards set by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The rule was first proposed last fall.

The rule would take effect 60 days after publication, but it has to be approved by a federal judge, the New York Times reports. Court challenges are expected.

The 1997 Flores settlement said most minors in immigration custody should be released without unnecessary delay, with first preference for release to a parent, followed by release to a legal guardian, an adult relative, a designated adult or a licensed program. The settlement, as interpreted in 20, sets a 20-day cap on holding both accompanied and unaccompanied in unlicensed facilities.

Last July a federal judge turned down the government’s request to modify the Flores settlement to allow the indefinite detention of families.

According to the Department of Homeland Security press release, the Flores settlement always contained provisions for its termination. At first, it was to terminate in five years. Then the parties agreed in 2001 that the settlement would end after final rule-making, DHS says. But a fact sheet by Human Rights First says the agreement ends with rule-making that implements its terms. The Trump administration seeks instead to modify the agreement, according to the group.

redmustang91 59M  
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8/23/2019 9:16 am

Trump would lock up refugee children indefinitely, possibly for years. Cruel bastard.


redmustang91 59M  
9431 posts
8/23/2019 2:53 pm

There is no limit to the time to detain children in the new rule. Some citizens have been detained by mistake for years....


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