October 7, 2019

Flores Settlement Agreement leads judge to block Trump immigration rule

How the agreement was formed and its impact on immigration policies in the U.S.

Many of the Trump administration’s policies around immigration have resulted in legal disputes. Last month, federal courts blocked two of the administration’s rules designed to fast-track deportations and detain families with children indefinitely. In the latter ruling, the judge found it would have violated the Flores Settlement Agreement that stipulates children must be released from federal custody after 20 days. It’s not the first time presidential administrations have tried to circumvent the agreement. Arizona 360 got insight about its history from Shefali Milczarek-Desai, an assistant clinical professor at the UA James E. Rogers College of Law’s Immigration Law and Policy program.

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