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New Trump Policy Would Permit Indefinite Detention Of Migrant Families, Children

The new policy would end the Flores settlement and allow the government to hold families with children without a deadline, in a change from the way cases are handled today.

The Trump administration has announced it is ending a federal court agreement that limits how long migrant families with children can be detained.

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan outlined the new policy Wednesday, which replaces the. That's been a longtime target of immigration hard-liners in the Trump administration, who contend the settlement has acted as a lure to families in Central America.

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