H.R.3993: Stop Shackling and Detaining Pregnant Women Act

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Stop Shackling and Detaining Pregnant Women Act This bill prohibits the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from detaining an individual during pregnancy or postpartum recovery and addresses related issues. DHS must immediately release any detainee found to be pregnant, unless the detainee presents an immediate and serious threat of hurting themselves or others. A DHS detention facility may not use a restraint on a detainee who is known to...

(Source: Library of Congress)

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Date Description
Nov. 1, 2022
Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.
June 17, 2021
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
June 17, 2021

Introduced in the House by Sylvia Garcia (D-Texas)

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