Number Of Immigrants Who’ve Miscarried While In ICE Detention Doubles
Obser said that while immigration detention centers are meant to be part of a civil, not criminal, detention system they are in essence jails. She added that reports of
inadequate health care, overcrowding, medical neglect, and other issues can make it an unsafe place for someone who is pregnant. “They are also located in very remote areas, which leads to concerns over medical care because it means someone needs to be transferred to a hospital that might be far away, she added. “It also makes it difficult for people to find a lawyer,”Without a lawyer, it’s nearly impossible for someone to pursue their immigration case.” The latter adds to the stress of being detained, which is inevitably harmful for pregnant women, Obser said.