U.S. plans to end limits on migrant child detention

National News

August 21, 2019 - 11:11 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security is moving to end a long-standing federal court agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention.

That’s according to two DHS officials who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity to discuss regulations not made public. They could come as early as this week.

The move is almost certain to spark a new court fight over the government’s ability to hold families until their cases are decided.

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