This week the Trump administration made two related announcements: That it would propose detaining migrants indefinitely and that it would not provide detainees with flu vaccines ahead of the flu season.
Ironically, the rationale cited for denying flu vaccines is that such detentions are limited to 20 days even though in the same week they announced that they no longer intend to abide by that limit.
There is sure to be litigation regarding the Flores agreement prior to implementation, but assuming that it's allowed to proceed it is unlikely to end well. Of course, as Trump Administration immigration official Ken Cuccinelli notes this is being implemented as a deterrent:
"This is a deterrent, because they know that instead of rushing the border, which is what's been going on for a number of years now, by using the massive numbers coming to the border and overwhelming our facilities and our capacity to hold folks and our court rulings, which is what the Flores rule was, that now they can and will to the extent we're able to do so, hold them until those hearings happen."
and the cruelty is the point.
Keep earning your Nat-C party stripes, Trump Administration.