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Immigration Law

ICE Directive: Identification and Monitoring of Pregnant, Postpartum, or Nursing Individuals (July 1, 2021)

ICE Directive 11032.4, July 1, 2021

"Superseded: ICE Directive I I 032.3 Identification and Monitoring of Pregnant Detainees (December 17, 2017)
ICE Policy I 0070. I: Discretion for Nursing Mothers (November 7, 2007)

This Directive sets forth policy and procedures to ensure individuals known to be pregnant, postpartum, or nursing in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody are effectively identified, monitored, tracked, and housed in an appropriate facility to manage their care. This Directive builds upon existing ICE policy and procedures and complements ICE's national detention standards, family residential standards, and ICE Health Service Corps (IHSC) policies. ... Generally, ICE should not detain, arrest, or take into custody for an administrative violation of the immigration laws individuals known to be pregnant, postpartum, or nursing unless release is prohibited by law or exceptional circumstances exist."