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The Biden administration is considering detaining immigrant families caught crossing the US-Mexico border, in What will reflect a move to finish practiceaccording to several past and current US officials.

White House also Planning to revive immigration detentions of Immigrant families within the United States who They were deported, two of officials said.

“everything on table,” he said one of All officials of who asked not to be named to discuss internal deliberations.

The Biden administration is exploring options As you prepare for a possible rise in border crossings with COVID-19 restrictions preventing immigrants expected to be lifted on May 11th.

President Joe Biden, Democrat who took office in 2021, unlike more restrictive immigration policies of republican former President Donald Trump but embraced some of His actions with border arrests rose to record levels.

American section of A Homeland Security spokesperson said no final decisions He was made And that “the administration will continue to prioritize safe, orderly, and humane treatment.” of immigrants.”

New York times first I mentioned the possible Restart of family detention.

The Biden administration debated using Two Texas detention Centers that once housed families, three of US officials said.

Biden separated official when asked about the revival family detention in These two centers said that the idea is no longer under study.

said the Biden administration in February 2022 note that it has been repurposed family detention to contain adults only, in a major shift away from Trump’s push for an expansion like this detention.

neha desai, who represents the immigrant children in A decades-long lawsuit governs the circumstances for they detentionand criticized possible detention Restart.

“until in Conditions that already meet the minimum criteria of health and safetyThere is no humanity at all way to arrest families.

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