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House Republicans are changing their compromise immigration bill to prevent the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from separating migrant children from their families in response to a growing political storm.
The new bill would require DHS to keep families together while parents are going through legal proceeding related to their detention for illegally crossing the border, according to a House GOP source familiar with the new bill, which is still being drafted.
The article goes on to state the following:
“This bill requires DHS to house families together while parents are going through criminal proceedings for the misdemeanor of first-time illegal border crossing,” the source said.
“This is a change from current practice which requires DOJ criminal custody during criminal proceedings, and thus leads to family separation,” the source added.
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