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"It's humiliating": Released immigrants describe life with ankle monitors

The devices are a better option than detention, but they disrupt almost every aspect of daily life, from sleeping and exercising to buying groceries and getting a job, according to more than a dozen attorneys, immigrant advocates and Central American asylum-seekers.

Central American asylum seekers wait at the bus station in McAllen to be taken to the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center on August 2, 2018.

Families Divided

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Central American asylum seekers walk to the nearby Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center after being dropped off at the McAllen bus station, on August 2, 2018.

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