Outrage over Trump’s ‘sickening’ plans to detain migrant children indefinitely


New rules would enable the government to circumvent court limits on detaining minors during their immigration proceedings

Opponents of Donald Trump’s approach to immigration have lined up to condemn as “inhumane” and “sickening” proposals to facilitate indefinite detention of migrant children and their families.

The administration has announced it plans to withdraw from a federal court agreement that strictly limits the conditions under which authorities can detain migrant children. And the government proposed new rules it said would enable it to detain minors during their immigration proceedings.

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