Immigration Restrictions Eased for Those Who are Pregnant, Postpartum, or Nursing

Due to COVID-19 restrictions easing up and the change of presidential administration, the immigration process is seeing a lot of updates.  One of the most recent changes involves easing restrictions that were placed on those who are pregnant, postpartum, or nursing. Read on to learn more about the latest updates.

What is the Policy Update?

ICE has announced that “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. ICE officers and agents should carefully weigh the decision to issue a detainer, arrest, or take into custody for an administrative violation of the immigration laws an individual who is known to be pregnant, postpartum, or nursing.”

This is a big change as pregnant immigration detainees spiked 52 percent under the Trump administration. This new policy has been put in place in an attempt for a more humane immigration process and is being celebrated by immigration advocates.

If you have any questions or concerns about the new policy, our firm is here to help. Reach out today to speak with an experienced and dedicated immigration law attorney. We are here to walk you through every step of the immigration process.

Contact Our New York City Immigration Lawyers

Our law firm can explain all the opportunities associated with fiancé visas and help you through the entire procedure, as well as discuss whether this is a good option. For an initial consultation with a skilled immigration lawyer, contact the Law Office of Cheryl R. David in New York.