Trump Administration moves to issue changes to family detentions

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RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – The Trump Administration has moved to change guidelines covering how long migrant children and their families can be detained.

The changes are to the long-held Flores Settlement, a federal court agreement, and would mean detentions could run longer than the currently allowed 20 days.

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Kevin McAleenan, blamed the current interpretation for a spike in families crossing the southern border.

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