The Flores Agreement protected children from prolonged incarceration. The Administration just ended that.

The Trump Administration will not follow the Flores Agreement (which limited to 21 days the amount of time that children were to be held in detention), and instead intends to hold migrant families until their asylum application process has been adjudicated. This could be months. And this is the Administration which has refused to provide flu shots, soap or toothbrushes, clean clothing, medical care, schooling or recreation to children.

It will also result in many more for-profit detention centers being opened and filled, at huge expense to taxpayers. (This is a feature, designed to enrich a few companies — one of which is now run by former Trump Chief of Staff John Kelly.)

Please, again, call or email your Congress members to express your opposition to this policy.