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People who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, stand in line at a facility in McAllen, Texas, Sunday, June 17, 2018. <br>U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP

Feds seek removal of 20-day limit on immigrant family holds

The Department of Justice on Thursday asked a federal judge to change the rules regarding the detention of immigrant families who enter the country illegally, seeking permission to detain them for longer than 20 days in an effort to keep children with their parents.