Press Telebriefing: Policy Experts Respond to Administration’s New Flores Regulations

September 7, 2018


Washington, DC — Policy Experts Respond to the Administration’s New Flores Regulations

The Department of Homeland Security is taking aim at a longstanding legal settlement providing standards for the fair and humane treatment of children in immigration custody. Their new regulations on the Flores Settlement Agreement would decimate protections for children and families in custody. It would also remove key protections for unaccompanied children and fundamentally change the way we treat these vulnerable children.

Listen to an audio recording of the call here:


  • Jen Podkul, Director of Policy, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
  • Leah Chavla, Policy Advisor, Migrant Rights and Justice Program, Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC)
  • Jennifer Nagda, Policy Director, Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights
  • Ashley Feasley, Director of Policy, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
  • Diane Eikenberry, Associate Director of Policy, National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC)

Click here to view KIND’s statement on these new regulations:


Media Contact: Megan McKenna,, 202-631-9990