New rule would allow government to keep migrant families with kids in custody longer
Wednesday, 9 October 2019 () The Trump administration wants to extend how long it can detain migrant families with children who enter the U.S. illegally. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan unveiled the new rule in Washington. CBS News reporter Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News investigative reporter Graham Kates and CBS News correspondent Chip Reid join CBSN to discuss.
A Reuters analysis of government data found that since January, the U.S. government has ordered 13,000 migrants under 18, including more than 400 infants, to wait with their families in Mexico for U.S. immigration court hearings. Havovi Cooper and Mica Rosenberg report.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday blocked a Trump administration rule that would have allowed indefinite detention of migrant families, saying it was inconsistent with a decades-old court..