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Govt. Backs Away From Plan To Detain Immigrant Families Indefinitely

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Govt. Backs Away From Plan To Detain Immigrant Families Indefinitely
Families who cross the border illegally will reportedly be tracked with ankle monitors instead of being detained indefinitely.
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It appears the Trump administration has backed away from its "zero-tolerance" immigration policy. 

Multiple media outlets report officials now plan to release immigrant families with ankle monitors rather than detain them as a family.

The change in policy comes as the administration struggled to meet a court-ordered deadline to reunite parents and children who were separated at the border.

And it comes a day after a federal judge denied the government's request to detain children for more than 20 days.

Those two court rulings seem to have forced the Trump administration's hand. The "zero-tolerance" policy had been in effect since April, but government officials seemingly tried to soften their stance after family separations at the border turned into a national controversy.