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DHS issues statement condemning Flores Agreement and TVPRA as providing legal loopholes

  1. Date Announced

    Feb. 15, 2018

    DHS issues statement on how legal requirements stemming from the Flores Settlement Agreement and the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2008 contain legal loopholes which limit DHS’s ability to detain and remove unaccompanied minors and family units. [ID #305]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Feb. 15, 2018
  3. Subsequent Action

    A new final rule, published August 23, 2019 and effective October 22, 2019, amends regulations relating to the apprehension, processing, care, custody, and release of alien juveniles. The rule replaces regulations that were promulgated in 1988 in response to the Flores Settlement Agreement. The new regulation has been enjoined and is the subject of ongoing litigation. See Flores v. Barr (C.D. Cal.)(Case No. 2:85-cv-4544; Ninth Circuit Case No. 19-56326.)

    FR |Apprehension, Processing, Care, and Custody of Unaccompanied Children
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Minors
Agencies Affected: DHS ORR

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