August 21 2019 10:30am

Acting DHS Secretary outlines changes to detention policy

Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said the U.S. government are creating a set of higher standards to govern family detention facilities at the southern border, which will be regularly audited, and the audits made public. But the rules would allow the government to hold families in detention until their immigration cases are completed, which could be much longer than 20 days.

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