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The U.S. government said it may seek to end its practice of holding thousands of unauthorized immigrants in secret federal prisons, which have drawn criticism from Democrats and other critics.
President Donald Trump signed a law to allow thousands of immigration detainees, especially for undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and legal residents, to be released over a six-month period. It also allows ICE and other border security agencies to keep them there and allow them to enter the United States without deportation proceedings.
The Department of Homeland Security said in a statement on Wednesday that a change in the law might end this practice.
“It’s unclear when or if that change will take effect, if at all, and it’s possible that we could see further changes to our policy towards people held in our communities,” ICE spokesman John Lapan said.
In Laredo, Texas, inmates took part in an overnight protest and called for the detainees to be released, which was largely peaceful until one woman wearing a pink shirt ran toward a wall and shouted at detainees for being held for so long, according to the sheriff’s department.
Crispy chicken sandwiches were served by the detainees to calm their spirits, a crowd that included women in pink T-shirts and a few women in pink jumpsuits.
The department released all the detainees it held for more than eight years in recent years. Many are from countries other than Mexico that have been at odds with the United States over immigration policies.
About two million people were born in the United States, according to the Pew Research Center, an independent think tank based in Washington.
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Inmates at El Paso Jail at the International Immigration Detention Center in Southern California, which holds about 6,000 people, joined the protest in Laredo. A group of about 150 detainees formed a makeshift stage to stage the rally, a prison spokesman said.
“We have to speak out,” protester Michelle Perales, 19, told Reuters, referring to illegal immigrants currently being held. “There has been no dialogue. There ha