The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Abrupt release of hundreds of migrants in Phoenix is 'start of dam breaking'

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of migrant families seeking asylum in the U.S. were released from detention in Arizona this week without warning and without instructions on where to go, how to find relatives or travel to their court hearings.

A senior Department of Homeland Security official told NBC News the release is "the start of a dam breaking" as family detention facilities, which now hold thousands of migrants, reach capacity.


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