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Detained Immigrant Children

The Legacy of Jenny Flores

By Katina Ancar

A child's journey from El Salvador to the United States led to a lawsuit revealing unconstitutional detention policies by the immigration agency and improving the rights of detained immigrant children. However, advocacy is needed to ensure that the Flores v. Meese settlement terms are incorporated into the Unaccompanied Alien Child Act of 2004 and that detained immigrant children's rights are not trampled upon by the new Department of Homeland Security.

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