WaPo: White House Considering New Plan to Separate Immigrant Families

HeadlineOct 15, 2018

Back in the United States, the Trump administration is considering plans to resume forcibly separating migrant children from their families along the U.S.-Mexico border. On Friday, The Washington Post reported senior White House adviser Stephen Miller is advocating for tougher measures in response to thousands of people who continue to seek asylum in the United States after fleeing violence in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

One White House plan would see asylum-seeking families detained together for up to 20 days, after which parents would be forced to decide whether to stay detained together for months or years while their immigration cases proceed, or to allow their children to be taken to a government shelter where their relatives or others could seek custody.

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