Highlights of GAO. Immigration law & policy in the U.S. Women & the law.
In December 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) updated its policy on pregnant women, removing language that stated that pregnant women would generally not be detained except in extraordinary circumstances or as mandated by law. Within DHS, CBP temporarily holds individuals in its facilities and processes them for further action, such as release or transfer to ICE. ICE manages the nation's immigration detention system. ICE utilizes various facility types to detain individuals, such as those owned and operated by ICE and contract facilities. This report examines (1) what available data indicate about pregnant women detained or held in DHS facilities, (2) DHS policies and standards that address the care of pregnant women, and (3) what is known about the care provided to pregnant women in DHS facilities.
"March 2020"--Cover. "Highlights of GAO-20-330."
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Background DHS had over 4,600 detentions of pregnant women from 2016 through 2018 for different lengths of time and in varying types of facilities DHS policies and detention standards that address the care of pregnant women vary by facility type and component DHS inspections, medical data, and complaints offer insights into the care provided to pregnant women Agency comments Appendices.
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