Trump Administration announces new illegal alien family detention rule

After court challenges, it remains to be seen if this new rule will stand. It will not take effect for at least 60 days, and possibly longer.


The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled new rules that would allow officials to detain migrant families indefinitely while judges consider whether to grant them asylum in the United States.

The new rules, which are certain to draw a legal challenge, would replace a 1997 legal agreement that limits the amount of time U.S. immigration authorities can detain migrant children. The agreement is generally interpreted as meaning families must be released within 20 days.

Administration officials blame the so-called Flores Settlement Agreement for a spike in immigration, saying it encourages migrants to bring children with them so they can be released into the United States while their court cases are pending…

Over the last four years, only 18% of immigrants who have been released into the United States complied with a court order to leave the country, while 97% of those in detention were removed, according to DHS figures.

The new rule is due to take effect in 60 days, but that deadline is likely to slip as it is certain to face numerous legal challenges.

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1 Response to Trump Administration announces new illegal alien family detention rule

  1. glendl says:

    In 1965 Immigration, both Legal & Illegal were weaponized and became a means to destroy the United States. The 1965 Immigration Reform Act and the creation of the hairball abomination known as “Anchor Babies” or Birthright Citizenship.
    I included Legal Immigration because we are taking in more Legal Immigrants now than during the peak years in our history. But then we were building railroads, canals, highways, etc.

    The purpose was to dilute the American ethos of less government and freedom and replace it and create it with a new ethos of people used to being taken care of by their governments.

    In the mid-1980s, I noticed a paper on a bulletin board at Northern State University and it was telling us that we had better learn Spanish because it was the language of the future in America.


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