Texas Justices Revive Family Detention Center Rule Challenge

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By Mike LaSusa (June 17, 2022, 4:01 p.m. EDT) – The Texas Supreme Court on Friday revived a challenge to a state licensing rule for immigration detention centers that allegedly increased the risk of sexual assault against the detained minors, reversing an appeal of the court’s finding that the challengers lacked standing to sue.

The Lone Star State’s highest court has ruled in favor of a nonprofit group, a daycare operator and several former inmates and their minor children in their lawsuit against the Department of Family Services and protection of Texas.

In 2018, a state appeals court blocked the challengers from pursuing their case, saying they couldn’t show how they were hurt by…

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