According to its own policy, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, only detains pregnant women if they pose a public safety threat–but new evidence illustrates the practice is quite common.
Over at Fusion, Cristina Costantini found that at 559 pregnant women have been detained by ICE in just six facilities since 2012, and there’s no reason to believe they meet ICE’s own policy for holding expecting mothers. At least 14 women suffered miscarriages while in detention in 2012. According to Fusion’s estimate, up to 57 pregnant immigrant women are being detained per day.
Read more over at Fusion.