Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly


In the case of Reno v. Flores, the United States Supreme Court held that the indefinite detention of unaccompanied, immigrant children without a mandatory hearing before an immigration judge did not violate the children's substantive or procedural due process rights. To fully examine the procedural and substantive due process rights of these children, the Article engages in an analysis of children's due process rights in general, and then places the Reno v. Flores decision in context.