Judge demands ICE better explain why it won’t release kids

NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday criticized the Trump administration's handling of detained immigrant children and families, ordering the government to give the court detailed information about its efforts to quickly release them in the wake of the coronavirus. U.S. District Judge Dolly M. Gee on Friday ordered the U.S. government to better explain why it hasn't released some of the approximate 350 parents and children in three family detention centers. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has come under fire for allegedly asking parents in custody if they would allow their children to be released without them. Parents at all three facilities — one in Pennsylvania and two in Texas — were called into short meetings and asked if there
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