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House Democrats call for end to immigrant family detention
House Democrats call for end to immigrant family detention

Two House Democrats from California called for the Department of Homeland Security to end its practice of holding families seeking asylum in jail-like detention centers while they wait for their cases to play out. Rep. Zoe Lofgren of San Jose said that after visiting Syrians who had fled to Jordan to escape violence in their homeland, she found the conditions under which immigrant women and children are being held in the U.S. more appalling. “The Jordanians are treating the refugees from Syria a heck of a lot better than we’re treating immigrants from Honduras,” Lofgren said. Lofgren was joined at a news conference in Washington by Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard...

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