Oppose the Detention of Children and Families
Oppose the Detention of Children and Families – Say “No” to Regulations that Would Compromise Children’s Safety and Undermine the Flores Settlement Agreement
MABA invites you to Submit a Comment on Government Regulations that Would Compromise Children’s Safety and Undermine the Flores Settlement Agreement
On September 7, 2018, the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services (DHHS) proposed regulations that, if finalized, would remove key safeguards put in place to ensure the health and safety of immigrant children held in government custody and would lead to the indefinite detention of immigrant children and families. The rule undermines the fundamental purpose of legal protections enshrined in the 1997 Flores Settlement Agreement: to protect immigrant children in government custody and ensure their expeditious release from detention.
The American public has 60 days – until November 6 – to submit public comments opposing the regulations. We invite you to personalize the following message and, if applicable, to draw from your experience volunteering with immigrant children, your professional expertise as an attorney, an immigrant advocate, a medical or mental health professional, or as a concerned member of the American public.
To submit a comment please click on the link below: