Trump signs memo ending ‘catch and release’ immigration policy

Trump asked Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to produce a list of military facilities that could be used to detain illegal immigrants. (Reuters)

US President Donald Trump signed a memorandum on Friday ordering the end of a policy, known as “catch and release,” in which illegal immigrants are released from detention while awaiting a court hearing on their status.

As part of the memo, Trump asked Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to produce a list of military facilities that could be used to detain illegal immigrants.

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