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Department of Homeland Security Advisory Panel Wants Congress To Make It Easier To Keep Migrant Kids Detained

“The idea that we should be eliminating critical protections in our laws that are there to protect children and ensure that asylum seekers are protected is deeply problematic,” said Katharina Obser, senior policy advisor for migrant rights at the Women’s  Refugee Commission. “It’s been incredibly well documented that DHS’s current family detention practices are traumatizing and harmful, and to allow families to be detained for an even longer period of time is really concerning.”