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NPR asks Professor Cooper about judge ordering ICE to free some detained children

On June 26, federal Judge Dolly Gee ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement to free migrant children held in its family detention centers for more than 20 days by July 17, citing COVID-19 concerns. Professor and Immigration Law Clinic Co-director Holly Cooper, an attorney in the Flores settlement agreement that limits how long children can be detained, told NPR that she was elated by the decision, and that "ICE makes a real horrible guardian of children" during a pandemic. Read the NPR report

Professor Holly S. Cooper ’98, co-director of the Immigration Law Clinic, has extensive litigation experience defending the rights of immigrants and is a nationally recognized expert on immigration detention issues and on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions.