U.S. to Stop Detaining Some Migrant Families at Border Under New Policy

NEWS ALERT : U.S. to Stop Detaining Some Migrant Families at Border Under New Policy

WSJ - The Trump administration plans to start pulling back on a controversial plank of U.S. immigration policy in a busy border region, saying it will release some migrant families who illegally cross the border in Texas' Rio Grande Valley instead of detaining them.

Starting this week, hundreds of families caught each day in that area are being released by Border Patrol agents, instead of being handed over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for potentially longer detention, government officials said. The exact number will depend on how many there is room for in ICE detention facilities, which have filled up as a record volume of families are crossing the border.


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