Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan announced on Monday the end of the practice his department refers to as "catch and release," with changes coming as early as next week. The term refers to the process in which the federal government must release migrant families, mostly from Central America, apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border into the interior of the United States to begin the process of seeking asylum. That process can take years, given the massive backlogs in the country's immigration courts. McAleenan made the announcement during prepared remarks before the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C. "(The Department...


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