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Trump administration to allow longer detention of migrant families

Trump administration to allow longer detention of migrant families

In recent efforts to restrict the number of immigrants entering the country, the Trump
administration announced a new plan to detain undocumented families indefinitely. This new
proposal would eliminate the previous 20-day hold of children. President Trump believes that these
efforts would help limit the number of undocumented immigrants coming into the country and
protect "women" as well. Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan announced the new rule as
part of the administration's efforts to change the current immigration laws and system. In recent
weeks, the administration has proposed rules that could make it more difficult for immigrants to get
green cards, worked to end temporary protected status for migrants from certain countries and limit
avenues to declare asylum based on economic standings.

President Trump was concerned about the number of undocumented children entering the
country and making the long journey into the country illegally. "I have the children on my mind. It
bothers me very greatly," Trump said. "I'm the one that kept the families together. With what we're
doing now, we'll do even more of that, but it will make it almost impossible for people to come into
our country illegally," Trump said at the White House.

Attorneys for migrant children detained by the government plan to file a brief with US
District Judge Dolly Gee, arguing that the regulations fail to implement the settlement and therefore
should be blocked, according to Peter Schey, president of the Center for Human Rights and
Constitutional Law.

"This effort puts on full display President Trump's callous indifference to the health and
safety, indeed even the lives, of detained minor children," Schey said in part, adding that the
administration's plan "is certainly to detain migrant children as long as it wishes" without adhering to
"well-established standards for the conditions of confinement of minors." "This is yet another cruel
attack on children, who the Trump administration has targeted again and again with its
anti-immigrant policies," said Madhuri Grewal, policy counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union.
"The government should not be jailing kids, and certainly shouldn't be seeking to put more kids in jail
for longer."

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