November 27, 2018

ABA President Bob Carlson sends letter to ICE rejecting changes to Flores settlement

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2018 — American Bar Association President Bob Carlson sent a letter Tuesday to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, opposing proposed changes to the Flores Settlement Agreement, or FSA. The settlement restricts the time children can be held in immigration detention and sets minimum standards for their care while in custody.

“The proposed regulations would essentially authorize the indefinite detention of children and codify the practice of family separation,” Carlson wrote. “As such, they are antithetical to the purpose of the FSA.”

Read the full text of the ABA’s comments on the proposed changes here.

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