Immigration Law

Aug. 23, 2019 Flores Regulation Permanently Enjoined

Flores v. Barr, Sept. 27, 2019

"On September 27, 2019, the Court entered an Order granting Plaintiffs’ Motion to Enforce and denied Defendants’ Motion to Terminate the Flores Settlement Agreement. [Doc. # 688.] Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED as follows: 1. The Flores Settlement Agreement remains in effect and has not been terminated; 2. Because the regulations, published on August 23, 2019, entitled “Apprehension, Processing, Care, and Custody of Alien Minors and Unaccompanied Children,” 84 Fed. Reg. 44932–44,535 (“the New Regulations”), fail to implement and are inconsistent with the relevant and substantive terms of the Flores Settlement Agreement, including Paragraphs 9 and 40 of the Agreement, Defendants shall continue to comply with the Flores Settlement Agreement until they publish final regulations in compliance with the Agreement, including Paragraphs 9 and 40; and 3. Defendants are permanently enjoined from applying, implementing, or enforcing the New Regulations."