Attorney General James Fights To Protect Children In Civil Immigration Detention

Posted to Applied Web NY on Wed, 01/29/2020 - 14:52

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James, as part of a coalition of 20 attorneys general, today fought to defend the rights of immigrant children held in civil detention centers around the country by the Trump Administration. The coalition filed an amicus brief in support of the children who are plaintiffs in Flores v. Barr — a case involving the Trump Administration’s attempts to terminate the Flores Settlement Agreement, which has governed the treatment of children in immigration custody since 1997. In the amicus brief, the coalition urges the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to uphold an earlier permanent injunction issued by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, preventing the federal government from keeping children in prolonged and unnecessary detention.

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