Last Friday, Judge Dolly Gee of the Central District of California ruled that current U.S. family detention policies violate
a 1997 legal settlement known as the Flores Settlement
. This is thesecond time
that the courts have affirmed what we already know: family detention is wrong and must be ended now! The Obama Administration has until Monday
to respond to Judge Gee–let’s make sure they have heard from us first: comply with the ruling, do not appeal it, release women and children immediately, and close the three family detention centers once and for all.