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WASHINGTON — Family immigrant detention was dealt a major blow last week in court, and critics are hoping to build on the ruling’s momentum to kill the practice entirely. Immigration attorneys filed on Tuesday for multiple immigrant women and children to be immediately released from detention facilities without bond. In […]

SAN ANTONIO — Mothers with children are being released from Texas immigrant detention centers more quickly in the weeks since the nation’s top immigration official announced policy changes, with far more being given ankle-monitoring bracelets in lieu of paying bonds, according to immigration attorneys. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman […]

In a sharp change of policy, Homeland Security officials announced plans Wednesday to end the long-term detention of mothers with children caught crossing the border illegally by allowing most of them to be released quickly on bond. The changes by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson expanded policies he ordered last […]