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2019-09-27T11:00:30-05:00

  Comments on the Expansion of Expedited Removal

CDF submitted comments in opposition to the expansion of expedited removal as the use of expedited removal and detention of families is inappropriate and harms children. We requested DHS immediately halt implementation of the expansion and take steps to ameliorate the well-documented problems in the expedited removal process as it existed prior to the Rule.

2019-09-20T13:10:35-05:00

  Letter in Support of the Humane Enforcement and Legal Protections (HELP) for Separated Children Act (H.R. 3451) and the Help Separated Families Act (H.R. 3452)

Children's Defense Fund joined other leading national organizations to express our strong support for the Humane Enforcement and Legal Protections (HELP) for Separated Children Act (H.R. 3451) and the Help Separated Families Act (H.R. 3452), which codify protections for children who may be separated from their parents by immigration enforcement actions in the interior.

2019-09-20T14:48:28-05:00

  Comments on DHS’s Proposed Changes to the Flores Settlement

CDF submitted comments to recommend that DHS and HHS withdraw their proposed rule without delay and commit their energy instead to ensuring robust, good-faith compliance with the Flores settlement agreement. CDF strongly believes that every child who comes into the custody of the federal government should be guaranteed the care, protection and services necessary to mitigate further trauma and promote healthy development, including access to their family.