Flores Amicus Brief Filed

January 29, 2020

Disciples Home Missions, with Refugee and Immigration Ministries, join other faith partners in Amicus brief to ensure children stay protected through Flores policies. Go here to see the Amicus brief.

Our ongoing work to keep the Flores protections in place is mentioned on page 10-11 of the brief.

“Amicus Disciples Home Missions, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), responded to the announcement of the new regulations by acknowledging another aspect of the children and families whose lives are most likely to be affected by the new rules: The fact that the administration has announced today a rollback of protections against vulnerable refugee families and children is in tragic synch with our memory that it was 400 years ago this week when the first slave ship arrived into our emerging nation. Today’s efforts to nullify the Flores settlement protections will certainly lead to indefinite and prolonged family detention and to erosion of important standards for the medical, housing, nutritional, and educational treatment of unaccompanied migrant children. They represent a step backwards in history, and a move toward yet a new form of “enslavement” through increased detention of black and brown immigrant bodies.”