ICE paves way to detain more pregnant immigrants

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Tal Kopan
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Article date: 
29 March 2018
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National News
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The Trump administration will no longer seek to automatically release pregnant immigrants from detention -- a move in line with the overall efforts by the administration to hold far more immigrants in custody than its predecessors.

The change in policy was sent by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to Congress on Thursday morning and obtained by CNN.
According to the new directive, immigration officers will no longer default to trying to release pregnant women who fall into immigration custody, either because they are undocumented or otherwise subject to deportation. The Obama administration policy urged officers to presume a pregnant woman could be released except for extreme circumstance.

But a FAQ sent with the directive makes clear that ICE is not going to detain all pregnant immigrants ...

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Identification and Monitoring of Pregnant Detainees /  2016