“How can you tell me, as a court official, that the rules are not incompatible with the transaction treaty?” the judge asked a Justice Department lawyer. “Just because you tell me it`s dark outside doesn`t mean it`s not a day.” The applicants submitted a combined response in support of their request for the application of the Flores transaction and the designation of a particular monitor, and against the defendant`s request for investigation. AILA and the American Immigration Council filed a letter from Amicus with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California to support the complainants` request, arguing that the transaction does not allow the government to prevent the timely release of children accompanied by decisions concerning their parents. Amici also argued that the transaction should be interpreted in a strict and faithful manner and that the court should force or create mechanisms to control and enforce the transaction. The government filed a letter at the Ninth Circuit and asked the court to overturn Judge Dolly Gee`s July 24, 2015 ruling that the Obama administration`s imprisonment of immigrant families violated the 1997 Flores Colonization Agreement, which governed the treatment and conditions of unaccompanied minors detaining immigrants in the state. The government argues that the landgericht erred in the decision that the Flores agreement applies to minors accompanied by non-citizens and their non-citizen adults. Moreover, the government argues that the district court wrongly rejected the government`s request to amend the Flores agreement. (Flores v.
Lynch, 1/15/16) p> The court upheld the order in the United States District Court for the Central District of California to follow up on a class of applicants to enforce the 1997 Flores Settlement Agreement and found that the agreement had not been overturned by Congress and that the children of imprisoned immigrants were still protected by them. The court found that two statutes passed by Congress since the government approved the Flores transaction – the Homeland Security Act and the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act – have not terminated the obligation to hold a loan hearing under Section 24A of the agreement for unaccompanied non-civilian minors in deportation proceedings.