Activist Groups Urge ICE To Reverse Policy On Detaining Pregnant Women
The policy used to be that pregnant women should not be kept in immigration detention except under “extraordinary” circumstances. But now, ICE says it will not give them that kind of special treatment except if they are in their third trimester.
Groups Want Immigration Officials To Stop Detaining Pregnant Women
More than 250 organizations sent a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Wednesday asking the agency to reverse a policy change that makes it easier to detain pregnant women. The letter was signed by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the American Immigration Council and other civil, human rights and healthcare organizations. (Guerrero, 4/11)