Apr 10

Trump: End ‘Catch and Release’

President Trump has called on federal agencies to “expeditiously end” the catch and release policy. Under that policy people who cross our border and claim asylum are set free in the U.S. with the promise that they will appear at an asylum hearing to present their claim. Often they don’t show up and blend into the population.

The alternative is to hold them in custody until their hearing comes up. It present, however, there are not enough detention facilities to meet that need. President Trump also directed the agencies to locate other  facilities, such as military bases, which might be used for detention.

Read more at thehill.com

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