Comments on Proposed Changes to the Flores Settlement Agreement

CLASP strongly opposes the proposed changes to the Flores settlement agreement regarding the apprehension, processing, care, and custody of minors and unaccompanied children. We urge the Administration to withdraw the regulation and uphold current provisions regarding implementation of the settlement. The proposed regulations, which would expand the use of family detention and weaken protections for migrant children, should be withdrawn because they are inconsistent with the terms of the settlement and are inappropriate, ineffective, immoral, and at great odds with decades of research on child wellbeing.