family immigrant detention
The plan would require a massive restructuring of the migrant detention system.
Texas Republicans want to bend state rules to indefinitely detain immigrant mothers and their children, but they've hit a road bump.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said he “can’t imagine” splitting up children and their mothers except under certain circumstances.
Mothers and children may be separated without the licenses, a private prison executive said.
Many contend their rights were violated in previous deportation decisions.
State and federal authorities already face lawsuits over two similar institutions in Texas.
"This is part of the broken criminal justice system."
They didn't want vulnerable women and kids to go through a difficult process alone.
She joined other Democrats in expressing concern about the raids.
The families are still in detention.