The Trump administration has issued a new rule aimed at ending the catch and release practices used with migrant families. The CBP chief has stated that this new approach is a game-changer for immigration enforcement.
The Trump administration’s new immigration regulation is a potential “game-changer,” Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan told “Fox & Friends” Thursday.
“This is a game-changer… Because of the current Flores settlement agreement, everybody knows… you grab a kid, that’s your U.S. passport into the United States because we can’t hold you more than 20 days.”
“That’s not long enough to go through the immigration proceedings. That’s catch and release… This new rule is going to address this.”
The Trump administration announced on Wednesday that the DHS would be scrapping the court-ordered Flores agreement, which prohibits children from being held in detention for more than 20 days.
The administration has argued that this new regulation will allow them to keep families together while their immigration cases are adjudicated.