The following story will move Saturday as this week’s Sunday Spotlight, a feature showcasing the best off-the-news enterprise in the AP report:
EL PASO, Texas — The shift away from a policy that separated immigrant families crossing into the United States illegally now means that many parents and children are quickly released — but most aren’t fully freed. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is issuing thousands of ankle monitors that are a boon for a private prison firm. But how effective the devices are isn’t clear, and they’re opposed by immigrant advocates and by the Trump administration, which would rather keep immigrants locked up. By Colleen Long, Frank Bajak and Will Weissert. 1,450 words, photos, 800-word abridged version.