IMMIGRATION Maloney Report Prompts Scramble to Protect Pregnant ICE Detainees

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Greenpoint, Manhattan, Queens) issued a startling report this week highlighting various instances where federal immigration authorities physically and verbally abused pregnant undocumented immigrants.

The report titled “Care of Pregnant Women in DHS Facilities” also documented that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) agents detained thousands of pregnant women while subjecting them to medical neglect, posting of images and information about detainees on social media, and putting them in solitary confinement.

“This independent report documents troubling instances of inadequate care and complaints of mistreatment of these vulnerable pregnant women,”   said Maloney, chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, and who co-published the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report with U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md) on Tuesday.

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