The Trump Administration Said It's Not Expelling A Group Of Immigrant Children Held In A Hotel
published 28.07.2020 02:29
A court-appointed monitor in that case found that more than 30 unaccompanied children like the ones held at the Hampton Inn in McAllen were in Texas hotels under the supervision of federal contractors.
Last week, the Associated Press reported that the government had used hotels frequently in recent months to remove children under the new policy.
The decision by the administration to avoid pursuing a removal under the new policies comes as advocates and politicians have increased pressure over the government’s use of hotels to hold children in immigration custody.
MCALLEN, Texas — The Trump administration on Monday said it will not expel a group of immigrants, including an unaccompanied child, detained at a Texas hotel under a policy that has immediately sent back thousands at the border.
In addition to the unaccompanied children detained at the McAllen hotel, immigrant families had also been moved over the weekend in the cover of Hurricane Hanna, Olivares said.