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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Attorney General Jeff Sessions participate in a meeting in the Indian Treaty Room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building August 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Thursday, the administration of President Donald Trump continued to try to get out from under the issues they created with implementation of the zero tolerance policy by changing the rules as opposed to adhering to the guidance already in place.

The Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced the Trump administration, rather than limit the length of child detention as prescribed by the Flores Settlement in 1997, would enact new regulations allowing them to detain children longer.

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