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Immigrant Miscarriages in ICE Detention Have Nearly Doubled Under Trump

“Custody is never a good place for pregnant women, and we have in the past heard really devastating stories of both mothers’ and babies’ health being at risk,” said Brané, who dismissed the administration’s policy of not detaining immigrant women in their third trimester as medically insufficient.

“The risks of a pregnancy are not nonexistent before the third trimester,” Brané said. “Being in immigration custody is problematic when you are pregnant, no matter what phase of pregnancy you are in, especially when you take into account the effects of stress.”