The Trump administration is said to be preparing a change to the way in which the federal government detains family units of illegal immigrants.
Administration officials announced Wednesday that they will suspend the Flores agreement, a set of rules stemming from a 1992 court case regarding the detention of children and families in immigration detention facilities.
Populist commentator Ryan Girdusky first broke news of the upcoming change to federal immigration practices on Tuesday.
The Flores agreement requires the federal government to release full family units in federal immigration detention in less than 20 days. The changes to the rule will remove this minimal cap to detention periods of illegal immigrant families, allowing the authorities to properly resolve court cases related to their presence in the country while they remain in federal custody.
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