Democrats Move to End the Detention of Pregnant Migrant Women

Nicole Rojas
Apr 15, 2019 - 5:00

A group of 16 senators, led by Nevada Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto, want to reinstate an Obama-era policy against holding pregnant women in immigration detention, citing a stillborn birth at a Texas detention center.  The group sent a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in which they advocated for improved medical care for pregnant detainees, and reinstating a policy that exempts pregnant...

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