President Donald J. Trump
This new rule will ensure alien children are safe, secure, and well cared for while detained.
The Government will now seek to terminate the Flores Settlement Agreement, a loophole that results in most alien families being released into the country after 20 days.
Congress has failed to act to close this loophole and help fix the crisis at the border.
This Administration’s action makes clear that human smugglers will no longer be able to profit from the Flores loophole.
The Flores loophole acts as a magnet, drawing more and more alien families to make the dangerous journey to our border.
Family unit apprehensions have spiked from just 14,855 in fiscal year (FY) 2013 to 432,838 so far this FY – an increase of more than 2,800 percent.