ABA President Opposes Proposed Rule to Reduce Rights for Immigrant Minors

ABA President Bob Carlson sent a letter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday, opposing the agency’s proposal to unilaterally change a 1997 legal settlement laying out rights for minors in the immigration system, The ABA Journal reports. The settlement restricts the amount of time minors can be held in detention and sets standards for their care while in government custody. “The proposed regulations would essentially authorize the indefinite detention of children and codify the practice of family separation,” Carlson wrote.
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