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The Karnes County Residential Center which houses mother and child ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) detainees is pictured here in Karnes City, Texas (Photo by Drew Anthony Smith/Getty).

The failed experiment of family detention

KARNES COUNTY, Texas -- When the federal government first began detaining immigrant women and children caught crossing into the U.S. Illegally, it was supposed to be a long-term and humane solution to avert yet another humanitarian crisis at the border. Instead in just the last year federal courts have chipped away at the policy, leaving the...

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