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Report: Trump administration returning to 'catch and release' strategy

A Border Patrol agent transfers a Honduran woman who illegally crossed the Rio Grande River in south Texas to be transported for further processing.  Getty Images
A Border Patrol agent transfers a Honduran woman who illegally crossed the Rio Grande River in south Texas to be transported for further processing. Getty Images

Trump administration officials on Tuesday said they will release hundreds of migrant families and give them ankle-bracelet tracking monitors so immigration authorities could track their whereabouts, returning to the "catch and release" policy the president formerly vowed to end, according to a New York Times report.

The background: This comes after the administration failed to meet several court-ordered deadlines to reunite migrant children with their parents, and follows a judge denying President Trump's request to keep immigrant children in detention longer than 20 days.

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