October 4, 2018

Take Action Now on the Flores Settlement-Agreement

What is it? Reno v. Flores, also known as “The Flores Settlement” was a 1997 Supreme Court ruling that set standards for immigrant minors when going through the court system. Specifically, the case addressed the issue of unaccompanied minors when in the custody of federal authorities. It ruled that detained children must be released to parents, a legal guardian, another relative, or a vetted entity willing to take legal custody of the child within 20 days.

There is a very real threat that the Flores Settlement-Agreement will be overturned. If Flores is overturned, the result could be indefinite family detention and separation. The public comment period is open now and everyone is invited to comment.

As required by law, all public comments are read. The greater the amount of comments submitted, the longer it will take for any movement on “the Flores Settlement.” Please consider making a comment opposing the overturn of the Flores Settlement-Agreement.

Click here to submit comments.

More information on the Flores Settlement-Agreement may be found on the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services web site.

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