Congresswomen Demand Answers Regarding the Mistreatment of Pregnant Migrants

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Merida, a woman from Honduras who said she was nine months pregnant, places her hands on her belly as she and other migrants from Central America are apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol for illegally crossing the Rio Grande river into the United States from Mexico in Granjeno, Texas, November 8, 2018 (REUTERS/Adrees Latif).

Two congresswomen are calling for congressional hearings to investigate how the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy on immigration is impacting the health of pregnant women.

Veronica Escobar (D-Texas) and Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) have sent letters to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, the House Committee on the Judiciary, and the House Committee on Homeland Security on June 7 about the mistreatment of pregnant migrant women by the Trump administration, a press release states.

In the letters, the congresswomen state they are “deeply disturbed” by the way federal immigration agencies and federal law enforcement…

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