Trump Administration Rule Would Allow Immigrant Families to Be Held Indefinitely - The New York Times
Don’t be fooled: this drastic policy change isn’t about “keeping families together” it’s about keeping kids in cages.
Remember when the entire right wing and even putatively neutral journalists scolded for calling them "concentration camps"?
The Trump administration now wants to replace the Flores settlement. The new regulation would allow the administration detain migrant families indefinitely, abolishing the current 20-day limit on jail terms. Again, “concentration camps” was not hyperbole.
This is unspeakably cruel.
We cannot stand by as this admin continues to harm people by dismantling protections so it can indefinitely detain children and families. Congress, join the fight to end zero-humanity policies like this by supporting my #DignityforDetainedImmigrantsAct
Ambling ever closer to the concentration camp model... (in 2019, in the United States). I find it particularly telling that Trump routinely resorts to a hunting phrase - “catch and release” - to disparage existing rules and...
The explicit rationale of this rule is to discourage asylum seekers by promising that the US govt will do permanent damage to their children if they flee persecution to seek safety in the US. "Give me your tired, your poor" and we will torture them.
Crossing the border illegally is a misdemeanor. Holding families indefinitely without due process is a violation of human rights. We must close the camps immediately or risk losing our humanity. Is this really who we are?
.'s latest attack on immigrant families is to keep kids and their parents in cages indefinitely. Families fleeing violence and persecution don't belong in filthy prisons. I'll fight this policy and all attacks on immigrant communities.
Trump Administration Rule Would Allow Immigrant Families to Be Held Indefinitely
#ConcentrationCamp: "A place where large numbers of people, especially political prisoners or members of persecuted minorities, are deliberately imprisoned in a relatively small area with inadequate facilities."
“Under the terms of the 1997 consent decree, the regulation must be approved by the judge in the original case, Judge Dolly M. Gee of United States District Court for the Central District of California.” via
Migrant Families Would Face Indefinite Detention Under New Trump Rule