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AILA Doc. No. 19082200 | Dated August 23, 2019 | File Size: 2270 KDownload the Document
Joint DHS and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) final rule amending the regulations relating to the apprehension, processing, care, custody, and release of noncitizen minors. The promulgation of this rule is intended to terminate the Flores Settlement Agreement. The rule is effective 10/22/19. (84 FR 44392, 8/23/19)
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
8 CFR Parts 212 and 236
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
45 CFR Part 410
RIN 1653–AA75, 0970–AC42
Apprehension, Processing, Care, and Custody of Alien Minors and Unaccompanied Alien Children
AGENCY: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS); U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), DHS; Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
ACTION: Final rule.
Note: On September 27, 2019, U.S. District Court Judge Dolly M. Gee issued a permanent injunction in the ongoing Flores litigation, blocking the government from implementing new regulations that would expand its ability to detain migrant children with their parents for indefinite periods of time. The Justice Department had urged the judge to allow the Trump administration to withdraw from the Flores Settlement Agreement. (Flores v. Barr, 9/27/19)
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