Trump Admin announces new immigration rule even further targeting migrant children and their families

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In Trump ‘s administration no level of barbaric cruelty is too high, especially when you have people whom will follow your beck and call at any given moment. On Wednesday, the government announced through the federal register and the likes — a new rule that would do away with a 1997 agreement known as the Flores Agreement.

Families turn themselves in to US Border Patrol agents to seek asylum after crossing the Rio Grande near Mission, Texas, on July 26. Loren Elliot/ Reuters

The Flores Agreement [originally signed into law by the Clinton Administration] verified and restricted the amount of time migrant children could be held by the government (oddly enough in unlicensed facilities). Trump’s Administration, however, now claims that the said agreement “deeply” contributed to the rise in undocumented migration from South America to North America.

According to the administration, they’re seeking to overturn the agreement entirely that would then allow them to not only hold children but also their parents and families indefinitely. This coincides with the idea that the government believes that migrants should be held pending immigration hearings and the like, something that at the current rate in America, could take months if not several years.

Several reports indicate that the government plans to publish the policy in the register by weeks’ end. However — this policy attempt is almost certainly going to be challenged by immigration advocates and their lawyers. The idealism behind the policy change does not appear to be constitutional and the attempt appears to be in direct violation of the law.

“This single ruling has substantially caused and continued to fuel the current family unit crisis and the unprecedented flow of Central American families and minors illegally crossing our border,” said Kevin K. McAleenan, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

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“All children in the government’s care will be treated with dignity, respect, and special concern in conjunction with American values and faithful to the intent of the original settlement,” McAleenan said at a press conference


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