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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained pregnant women more than 4,600 times from 2016-2018. Most detentions lasted 1 week or less.
ICE has policies and standards related to the care for pregnant women that vary by facility type, with some having more requirements than others.
GAO discussed the Institutional Hearing Program (IHP), focusing on: (1) the extent to which deportable criminal aliens were included in the IHP; (2) the extent to which the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) completed deportation hearings for deportable aliens during their time in prison or...
In response to a congressional request, GAO obtained information about the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) activities in: (1) apprehending and deporting criminal aliens in the New York City area; and (2) preventing them from reentering the United States.
GAO was asked to evaluate both the medical procedures which were used to screen Indochinese refugees overseas and the followup procedures which were practiced in the United States to determine if those procedures were adequate for protecting the public health.