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Families Divided

A court ruling may allow migrant families to be held indefinitely. These families know what that could be like.

Migrant children are not supposed to be detained for more than 20 days in unlicensed facilities. Texas may be able to license two family detention centers, in Dilley and Karnes County, after an appeals court ruling last week.

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Families Divided

The Trump administration's “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which led to the separation of children from adults who crossed the border illegally, has fueled a national outcry. Sign up for our ongoing coverage. Send story ideas to

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Appeals court ruling could mean big changes

The South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley is one of two family immigrant detention centers in Texas.

After separation, four months of detention

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