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Sen. Lindsey Graham Is Introducing a Bill to Increase Detention of Migrant Children From 20 Days to 100 Days

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Drastic Changes To US Immigration - New Bill To Senate This Week Sen. Graham's Immigration Bill Would Allow 100-Day Detention of Central American Children Graham said the Senate Judiciary Committee, which he chairs, ...
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Graham will introduce immigration legislation that  would "stop 90 percent of the illegal immigration from Central America." Deter asylum seekers from crossing the U.S. border outside ports of entry, Graham told Sunday Morning Futuresto see the number of days migrant children could be held in detention increased from 20 to 100 days. "We got a perfect storm now because of broken laws. Word is out on the street in Central America:  bring a minor child with you to America; we hold a minor child for 20 days, then release everybody, including the adults. They never show up for the hearing because it's three years from now." 

The SC Republican referred to the "20-day rule" outlined in the 1997 Flores agreement stemming from a Supreme Court case on US standards on the treatment of migrant children in federal custody. The 20-day rule is one that Trump himself had repeatedly hit back against.

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