President Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order ending his administration’s policy of separating families caught crossing the border illegally. These families will now be held together in detention centers, while the parents await court hearings. But because of a 1997 court settlement known as Flores, children can only be held for 20 days. Now Trump is asking a federal judge in Los Angeles to modify Flores, so kids can be held longer.
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At least 2,300 immigrant kids have been separated from their parents at the border and placed in foster homes or shelters. About 100 of those kids are in Los Angeles. Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass of Los Angeles is founder and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth. She talks about a possible immigration solution that Democrats could support, and how Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy has put a heavier strain on the U.S. foster care system.
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Ben Blum, writer and author of the book “Ranger Games”
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