In letter to Commissioner Magnus, 137 orgs and medical professional urge CBP not to detain pregnant, postpartum, and nursing people, as well as infants, past time strictly necessary

Document Date: October 20, 2022

The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties, ACLU of Texas, Jewish Family Service of San Diego, and the Center for Immigration Law and Policy (CILP) at the UCLA School of Law, along with 83 advocacy organizations and 51 medical professionals, sent a letter to Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Commissioner Chris Magnus demanding CBP uphold the reproductive rights of migrants. Specifically, the signatories urged CBP to strictly limit its detention of pregnant, postpartum, nursing persons, and their families, to the minimum time period necessary to process them for release to their networks of care in the United States.

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