BREAKING: Trump signs memo ending ‘catch and release’

BREAKING: Trump signs memo ending ‘catch and release’
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[Ed. – I suppose the lawsuit and the nonsense ruling from a judge will follow as night the day.  But it’s another chip away.]

President Trump signed a memorandum on Friday ordering agencies to “expeditiously end” the practice known as “catch and release” that allows immigrants caught in the U.S. without proper documents to be released from detention while their cases play out in court.

The memo signed by Trump orders the Department of Homeland Security, in coordination with other agencies, to submit a report to the president within 45 days “detailing all measures that their respective departments have pursued or are pursuing to expeditiously end ‘catch and release’ practices.”

The report instructs departments to share information on any contracts to construct or operate detention facilities along the border as well as steps taken to assign asylum officers at detention facilities, among other measures.

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