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COVID-19: ICE detains immigrant children in private hotels pending Title 42 expulsion

  1. Original Date Announced

    July 22, 2020

    ICE has been detaining children and families in private hotel chains to await expulsion under Title 42 since March 2020. The practice was first reported by the Associated Press in June, then confirmed by DHS and ORR in the course of litigation. [ID #1194]

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  2. Effective Date

    March 20, 2020

Current Status

Not in effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Trump Administration Actions: Change in Practice Data and Reports
Subject Matter: Minors Detention
Agencies Affected: ICE


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