Prior to this ruling, Amnesty International USA had joined Human Rights Watch in an amicus brief supporting the challenge to the U.S. government’s proposed regulations regarding Flores, describing how they violate children’s rights.
Denise Bell, researcher for refugee and migrant rights issued this statement:
“Migrant children should never be detained. Today’s court ruling thankfully prevents the Trump administration from locking up children and their families indefinitely.
“The administration’s cruel and unlawful regulations are yet another attempt to terrorize migrants. Rather than locking up kids and slamming the door on asylum-seekers at our border, the U.S. government should invest its ample resources toward providing protection to people in search of safety.”