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Democratic lawmakers are outraged over President Joe Biden’s possible plans to bring back the detention of migrant families.
Several Democrats said Biden’s reported consideration of a policy to bring back the detention of migrant families goes against their values and that the White House hasn’t offered sufficient communication about such decisions, Axios reported Wednesday.
The potential plan would mean Biden reversing course on campaign-era calls to end migrant family detention.
According to Axios, the possibility “has enraged some Democratic lawmakers, who on Tuesday called on Biden not to resume the detentions that many had blasted as inhumane when then-President Trump imposed them.”
“The lack of communication on immigration-related policy decisions is an insult,” Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez told the outlet.
“It would be like making civil rights legislative ideas and thoughts without checking with the Congressional Black Caucus,” he said.
The Biden administration thus far has largely released migrant families shortly after they cross the southern border and utilized electronic monitors to track them, according to The New York Times.
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