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Protests Continue Over Migrant Detentions, Despite Policy Change

Protests continue over the treatment of migrants detained in Texas for entering the United States illegally, although the Trump administration on Wednesday reversed its controversial practice of separating detained children and parents at the border.

On Sunday, about 30 parents who have been separated from their children by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol were released.

U.S. officials had dropped criminal charges against the parents, who had been apprehended entering the country illegally.

Annunciation House, an El Paso, Texas, organization that aids immigrants, said it would be receiving the parents. It was not known how or when they might be reunited with their children.

Annunciation House Director Ruben Garcia said, "It is my understanding the charges were not dismissed by a judge, but rather they were withdrawn by the government."

Garcia said the immigrants were given little guidance, other than an 800 number to call, to try to get information about their children.

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