Global News 8/21/19 – Trump admin rule would allow for migrant families to be held indefinitely, China says it is holding British Hong Kong consulate employee, and ISIS threatens Afghanistan peace

Migrant families waiting at a bus station last year after being released by immigration authorities in McAllen, Tex. The Flores agreement, a decades-old court settlement, says that the government cannot detain children for more than 20 days. Credit Ilana Panich-Linsman for The New York Times

Migrant families waiting at a bus station last year after being released by immigration authorities in McAllen, Tex. The Flores agreement, a decades-old court settlement, says that the government cannot detain children for more than 20 days. Credit Ilana Panich-Linsman for The New York Times

This Wednesday, a new Trump administration rule would allow for migrant families to be held indefinitely; China acknowledges that it is holding a UK Hong Kong consulate employee; as US-Taliban deal nears, ISIS threatens peace; Bolsonaro’s spat with Germany & Norway threatens EU-Mercosur trade deal; and Trump accuses Jewish Democrats of “great disloyalty.”