AG TONG STATEMENT ON TRUMP PLAN FOR INDEFINITE MASS FAMILY DETENTION
(Hartford, CT) -- Attorney General William Tong issued the following statement today denouncing the latest plan by the Trump Administration to ignore the Flores settlement and initiate plans for indefinite mass detention of immigrant families.
"Indefinite mass family detention is unacceptable as a matter of law and humanity. This is settled law in the United States. No child should be warehoused in these overcrowded and under-resourced border camps for any period of time, much less indefinitely. Kids are suffering and dying in these camps on our watch. My office is working in close coordination with states across the country and are prepared to take action to protect the Flores settlement and the rights of children and families."