WASHINGTON — Despite recent comments from President Joe Biden and Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas condemning migrant family detention and a recent court filing by the administration outlining plans to effectively end the practice, a senior ICE official now tells NBC News the agency will keep detaining families after all.
“ICE does maintain and continues to a system for family detention,” the ICE official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity. “We are not ending family detention. We are not closing the family detention centers.”
“It’s part of a broader strategy where expulsion is what we’re intending to do with most of the flow,” the official said.
“It is all to serve this goal of making it very clear that the border is not open, we are not inviting people to come, they should not come at this point. We are going to expel people as we can when it’s possible under the law,” the official added.Despite court filings and public rhetoric, official says Biden admin is ‘not ending family detention’
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