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US TO ALLOW INDEFINITE DETENTION OF MIGRANT CHILDREN
23 August 2019

President Donald Trump’s administration has announced that it would remove tough legal limits on how long migrant children can be detained as part of its broader crackdown on undocumented immigrants. 
The Department of Homeland Security said it was terminating the 1997 Flores Settlement Agreement, a binding legal ruling that said the government could not hold migrant children in detention for more than 20 days. 
A new policy, to be implemented in 60 days, will not limit how long children or their families can be detained. 
The move is aimed at deterring migrant expectations that they will be 
released after being arrested by the US border authorities and able to 
disappear into the US population. 
To protect these children from abuse, and stop this illegal flow, we must close these loopholes. This is an urgent humanitarian necessity,” Trump said In a statement. 

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