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Advocating for Immigrant Children

As you may know, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have recently published a proposed regulation that seeks to alter and undermine the existing Flores Settlement Agreement (FSA) and expand family detention. The FSA sets forth basic standards regarding the care, custody, and release of immigrant children while they are in federal custody. To learn more about the FSA, read here.

In response, USCCB has submitted comments opposing the changes that DHS and HHS are attempting to implement. Please see the comment here.

If you are a social service provider who works with immigrant children or a public policy expert who works on the issue of family detention, we urge you to draft and submit a specialized comment. Click for a Practitioner Outline that summarizes the USCCB comments and helps you provide a more specialized comment.

If you are a JFI member, concerned Catholic, or other interested general member of the community, we urge you to submit your comments regarding the proposed regulations via our action alert. Read the instructions in the action alert and follow along- it is easy and should take about three to five minutes.

Want to learn more about Flores and the federal rule making process? Click for a backgrounder here, or watch a webinar on federal rulemaking.

Remember the comments should be unique – you can even consider including a story explaining how this rule impacts you or those you work with or your fellow parishioners.

Act by November 6th to protect immigrant children!

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