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ICE Official Says Biden Not Ending Family Detention; DOJ Drops Expansion of “Public Charge” Rule

HeadlineMar 10, 2021

A senior Immigration and Customs Enforcement official has said there are no plans to stop detaining migrant families despite condemnation of the practice from President Biden and his administration. Speaking to NBC News, the ICE official refuted a recent filing from the administration which said it would not hold families in the Karnes and Dilley family prisons in Texas for more than 72 hours, saying hundreds of families are currently still in both facilities.

In other immigration news, the Biden administration is dropping the Trump-era expansion of the “public charge” rule, which allowed officials to deny green cards and visa applications to individuals who might seek benefits such as Medicaid, food stamps or federal housing aid.

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