The Trump administration is working quietly on a new plan to detain families and immigrant children indefinitely. A new proposed regulation would replace a court agreement called the Flores settlement that has offered limited protection to immigrant children in custody — and it’s critical that we do all that we can to stop it.
In recent months, millions of people across the country were outraged as the administration ripped children from their parents’ arms, expanded immigrant detention, and sped up deportations. Communities responded with protests, support for immigrant families, and calls to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and create policies that respect the dignity and rights of all people. The public outcry surprised the administration, which apparently assumed that no one would care about the fates of immigrant children and families.
That’s why it’s important to keep the pressure up. When we show that we care, we get results: reunited families and some limits on Trump’s cruelty – although today hundreds of families remain separated.