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Trump plan to detain immigrant children indefinitely 'inhumane': Pelosi

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a press conference on the Trump Administration's tax cuts at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center in Washington, U.S., on June 22, 2018. REUTERS/Toya Sarno Jordan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s plans to withdraw from a court agreement that puts strict limits on the U.S. government’s detention of migrant children and to hold the minors through their immigration proceeding is “inhumane,” said the top Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday.

“This is another inhumane assault on families and children,” said Representative Nancy Pelosi. “It’s a wrong decision that he made...I completely disagree with what the president has done.”

Reporting by Lisa Lambert