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Democrats to Homeland Security: Free migrant families from 'jail-like' sites
Democrats to Homeland Security: Free migrant families from 'jail-like' sites

A majority of House Democrats on Wednesday sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson demanding an end to family detention of immigrants. The letter, signed by 136 House Democrats, charged that Johnson “has not fully grasped the serious harm being inflicted upon mothers and children” held in jail-like family detention centers that are “not reflective of our values as a nation.” ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this story said 126 House Democrats signed the letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. It was signed by 136 House Democrats. ------------ “We believe the only solution to this problem is to end the...

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