U.S. to Allow Indefinite Detention of Migrant Children

8/21/19

Migrant children

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The Department of Homeland Security said it intends to void a rule which prohibited the detention of migrant children for more than twenty days. The step is expected to be challenged in court.

The administration said on Wednesday that it would remove limits on how long migrant children can be detained. The move would allow for migrant families detained at the Mexican border to be held until their asylum case is processed, which can take up to several months.

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