CHRC and Civitas ChildLaw Center Responds in Opposition to Proposed Rule: "Apprehension, Processing, Care and Custody of Alien Minors and Unaccompanied Alien Children."

The Center for the Human Rights of Children and the Civitas ChildLaw Center at Loyola University School of Law strongly opposes the proposed rule and urges DHS and HHS to withdraw the current proposal and dedicate their efforts to advancing policies that safeguard the health, safety, and best interests of children and their families, at minimum through robust, good-faith compliance with the Flores Settlement Agreement (FSA). The proposed rule weakens the substantive protections currently afforded by the FSA to unaccompanied children, children and families, and child trafficking survivors and to children at risk of trafficking. To see our comment, please click here: CHRC and Civitas Comment.