University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Meet the father of the landmark lawsuit that secured basic rights for immigrant minors"
Date Feb 1, 2016
Author Lorelei Laird
Author Institution ABA Journal
External Link
Abstract In an effort to keep children from living in terrible conditions, Carlos Holguín and his co-counsel sued—and changed the legal landscape surrounding the rights of immigrant minors. The 1985 class action lawsuit they filed to strike down the parents-only release policy became Flores v. Meese (for Edwin Meese, the U.S. attorney general at the time, and lead plaintiff Jenny Lisette Flores, a 15-year-old detainee). The suit ended in a settlement that’s still among the most powerful legal tools available to immigrant children’s advocates.

This Resource Relates To
case Flores v. Reno (IM-CA-0002)
person Holguín, Carlos R. (CA)

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