"This new ICE policy memo confirms our fears that the government is continuing its barbaric policy of detaining pregnant women despite substantial evidence that detention of this particularly vulnerable population has been linked to serious health implications to the mother and unborn child and also constitutes a significant barrier to receiving a meaningful day in court", Katie Shepherd, a legal advocate at the American Immigration Council, told The Daily Beast.
He said it was hard to estimate how many more pregnant immigrants would be detained under the new policy. Not all pregnant immigrants will be detained, but emphasis will be placed on people whose detention "is necessary to effectuate removal" and others who may be flight risks or a danger to the community.
Pregnant women I spoke with in ICE custody often didn't get appropriate nourishment, medical care, or prenatal vitamins.
This new approach is now more in tune with President Trump's executive order to enforce immigration laws. This reverses an Obama-era directive that allowed for the automatic release of pregnant immigrants who were placed in detention.
Others may be subject to mandatory detention because they committed certain crimes within the U.S. He said that on March 20, the last date for which ICE has the data, there were 35 pregnant women in detention, all of them subject to mandatory detention. Between October 2016 and September 2017, a total of 525 pregnant detainees were taken into ICE custody, the Los Angeles Times reported, with 33 still detained by late September. "To miscategorize this as some wholesale change or some kind of draconian act is really just hyperbole", Miller said, according to the Huffington Post.
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Today, ICE released a policy revoking guidance limiting the detention of pregnant women. "We're aligning this policy, as all of our policies, with executive orders from the President". The examples included instances of detainees' miscarriages in ICE custody.
The policy brought complaints from numerous immigrant rights groups.
Michelle Brané of the Women's Refugee Commission, one of the groups that filed a complaint previous year against the detention of pregnant women, told the Huffington Post the administration can seek other alternatives, like mandatory check-ins or ankle bracelets.
When a pregnant immigrant is detained, ICE will notify the Enforcement and Removal Operations, Homeland Security Investigations, Field Office Directors, and Special Agents in Charge. A Salvadoran rape survivor said she was held at Houston's Joe Corley Detention Center for six months after she found out she was pregnant and requested her release.
Groups have been critical of the treatment of immigrants in detention. Since December, 506 pregnant women have been detained, Miller added.