“Reports have surfaced detailing the Trump administration’s immigration efforts to target children.
The question we all need to be asking ourselves is, what does it say about our country when we lock up children in immigrant prisons? It is not only inhumane, but also runs counter to our values and ideals.
There are already very few laws or regulations that protect people in immigration detention, and minors are a vulnerable population. A legal agreement the administration is targeting is known as the Flores Settlement, which is one of the only requirements that provides some regulation over child immigration detention.
We will not allow one of the few legal protections child migrants have to be scrapped at the whim of one man.”
-Christina Fialho, Co-Executive Director and Co-Founder of Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC)