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Federal judge blocks Trump administration from detaining migrant children for indefinite periods

A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from activating new regulations that would have dramatically expanded its ability to detain migrant children with their parents.

By Maria Sacchetti, The Washington Post
Dilley, TX  August 23, 2019: A nursery facility for immigrant children at the South Texas Family Residential Center outside Dilley where about 900 mothers and children await their asylum or deportation cases. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) allowed a media tour during a visit by Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence.

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