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Administration Officials: Homeland and Security

administration officials: Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen speaks to George Washington University's Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, in Washington on Wednesday, according to Toronto Star. The Trump administration is planning to circumvent a longstanding court agreement on how children are treated in immigration custody. Homeland Security officials said that ending the so-called Flores agreement of 1997 will speed up the handling of asylum requests while also deterring people from illegally crossing the Mexican border. That means families will be kept in detention longer. It would instead adopt regulations that administration officials say will provide care of minors, but allow changes to deter migrants illegally crossing the border. Homeland Security announced Thursday it would terminate the agreement, which requires the release of immigrant children generally after 20 days. ( As reported in the news.