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Children who have been incarcerated by Homeland Security are housed in tents in Homestead, Florida, U.S., June 26, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri via CNN.

Judge rules US must release migrant children from family detention centers

The U.S. government must release migrant children held in government family detention centers by mid-July due to the coronavirus pandemic, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Judge rules migrant children in government family detention centers must be released due to coronavirus

The U.S. government must release migrant children held in government family detention centers by mid-July due to the coronavirus pandemic, a federal judge ruled Friday.

The children must be released in the care of their parents if their parents are released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. If that option is not available, ICE must release the children to “available suitable sponsors or other available COVID-free non-congregate settings” with the consent of their parents or guardians.

Author: Kyle Feldscher/ CNN
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