CCUSA comments on rule-making regarding detention of migrant children and their families

Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) urges U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security, to either withdraw the proposed rule entitled “Apprehension, Processing, Care, and Custody of Alien Minors and Unaccompanied Alien Minors” (DHS Docket No. ICEB-2018-002) or to revise the rule so as to mirror the requirements agreed upon in the Flores Agreement. Read the full letter here.

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CCUSA's Advocacy and Social Policy team advocates for policies that uphold human dignity and promote integral human development. Informed by the experience of local Catholic Charities agencies, the team urges policy makers to encounter the needy and vulnerable in their communities and to create policies which assist and support them.

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CCUSA comments on rule-making regarding detention of migrant children and their families

Alexandria, Va. (Nov. 6, 2018) –Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) urged U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security, to either withdraw the proposed rule entitled “Apprehension, Processing, Care, and Custody of Alien Minors and Unaccompanied Alien Minors” (DHS Docket No. ICEB-2018-002) or to revise the rule so as to mirror the requirements agreed upon in the Flores Agreement. The Flores Agreement set forth foundational principles and critical protections regarding the care, custody, and release of accompanied and unaccompanied immigrant children.

“We are deeply concerned that provisions in this proposed
rule, if implemented, would undo over a decade of judicial and local practice,” said Brian Corbin, Executive Vice President for Member Services, Catholic Charities USA.  “We strongly oppose any effort that would compromise and weaken the protection of children by allowing them to remain in detention over 20 days; fail to place children in the least restrictive age and needs appropriate environment; and lessen standards of care and treatment of children detained in immigration custody.”

Read the full letter here.

Advocacy & Social Policy Initiatives

CCUSA's Advocacy and Social Policy team advocates for policies that uphold human dignity and promote integral human development. Informed by the experience of local Catholic Charities agencies, the team urges policy makers to encounter the needy and vulnerable in their communities and to create policies which assist and support them.

Learn More
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