460 women, children released from Texas migrant holding facilities – many before processing

460 women, children released from Texas migrant holding facilities – many before processing

[Ed. – Funny, we were just talking about how activists want Obama to do this before he leaves office.]

A legal aid group representing immigrant families at two controversial detention centers in Karnes City and Dilley said the federal government released 460 women and children, about 25 percent of those being held, over the weekend.

Some of the families had been in detention only a short time and have not yet had their credible fear interviews, the first step in the asylum process, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services said in an announcement about the releases. …

Immigration officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday morning.

RAICES noted the releases came after a judge in Austin on Friday ruled that the state of Texas could not license the detention centers as childcare facilities.

ICE, however, said the releases “were scheduled as a part of normal operations and not in response to the court ruling.”

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