Families who are caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally may soon be facing a different welcome once they arrive.
A plan is pending with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials that could separate parents from their children once they are caught entering the U.S. illegally, The New York Times reported.
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While the proposed policy has been approved by ICE and is favored by the White House, new Homeland Security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, holds the final approval power and has not yet signed off on the plan.
Aimed at discouraging illegal border crossings, the tougher measures would signal a change from the current policy which keeps families together in special family detention centers while awaiting official decisions. Some families can also currently be released pending
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