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Judge's ruling may free immigrant mothers and children from detention
Judge's ruling may free immigrant mothers and children from detention

Claudia Velasquez, a Honduran immigrant held with her 7-year-old daughter since October in a federal detention facility, looked at the judge Monday via a video hookup as he considered her request for bond. Velasquez and nearly 1,000 mothers and children were being held at three family detention centers around the country, part of a massive federal effort to stem the influx of immigrants on the southern border last year by keeping those who succeeded in crossing illegally locked up. On Friday, the policy was rejected by a federal judge in Washington who issued an injunction barring the government from detaining immigrants as a way of deterring others. Although the Homeland Security...

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