PM: The Biden administration’s lax border policies got even looser on Friday, when it was announced that US Immigration and Customs Enforcement will not hold or deport illegal migrants who are pregnant, women who have had a child within the past year, or those who are nursing. Instead of facing consequences for their illegal crossing, these women will not be held, and will be released into the US to await a hearing at a later date.
The new policy from ICE goes above and beyond the welcoming measures of the Obama administration, according to the Washington Post. Obama exempted pregnant women, including those who find out they are pregnant after being administered a pregnancy test once they are caught and detained.
A statement from the agency reads that this new plan takes into account the “health and safety” of new and expecting moms, and considers “the time needed for infant development and parental bonding.” more here