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Pregnant Women in Detention

Detention poses tremendous risks for pregnant women and their unborn fetuses, and yet, in the spring of 2018, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ended the presumption of release for this population. Read about our advocacy work demanding the release of pregnant women, and the provision of critical services for those who are detained.

Civil and Human Rights Organizations File Joint Complaint Against DHS on Behalf of Pregnant Women Detained by ICE

September 26, 2017

AILA joined six other organizations filing a joint complaint today concerning ICE’s treatment of pregnant women in detention, highlighting inhumane conditions, inadequate medical care and failure to implement agency policy limiting the detention of pregnant women.
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Increasing Numbers of Pregnant Women Facing Harm in Detention

September 26, 2017

The American Immigration Council, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and other organizations filed this complaint on behalf of numerous women who are or were pregnant and detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The complaint, filed with DHS’s Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) and Office of the Inspector General (OIG) urges a thorough investigation into the steps ICE has taken to implement and oversee its policies on the detention and treatment of pregnant women.
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Why Are More Pregnant Women Being Held in ICE Detention?

September 26, 2017

By Katie Shepherd, National Advocacy Counsel, AILA/Council Immigration Justice Campaign.
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