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Katharina Obser

Senior policy advisor, Women's Refugee Commission

Katharina Obser is a senior policy advisor for the Women's Refugee Commission. This oped is part of "She Journeys," a series about women and immigration produced by the Fuller Project for International Reporting.

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ICE’s policy for detention of pregnant immigrants is a new low

Going out of its way to change a policy that saved taxpayer dollars and spared pregnant women the hardship of detention is a new low, even for this administration. It means that pregnant women will be less likely to find lawyers to represent them in court, to receive support from their family members and community and to access the medical care they need.