In shift, U.S. officials fight release on bond of migrants: lawyers

U.S. Department of Homeland Security emblem is pictured at the National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center in Arlington VirginiaBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration is routinely arguing against the release on bond of Central American women and children at a New Mexico detention center in a policy shift meant to discourage others like them from entering the United States, say lawyers for the detainees. The lawyers, representing women and children being held at the detention center in Artesia, 170 miles (275 km) from El Paso, Texas, say the government has for the last two months routinely argued against granting bond. …

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