The president blames family separation on Democrats. But an ICE lawyer gave another reason during a closed meeting with immigration attorneys.
Taxpayers are paying $438,000 each year for an Arizona city to be the middleman between ICE and a Texas private prison for detainees.
Jane Doe said in a statement: “People I don’t even know are trying to make me change my mind. I made my decision and that is between me and God.”
“There are no winners in cases like these. But there sure are losers,” writes a dissenting judge on the panel.
If the teenage refugee wants to end her pregnancy, the government argues, she need only drop her immigration case and return home.
The ruling is the first test of a Trump administration policy of denying abortion access for immigrant minors in federally funded shelters.
“The government may not want to facilitate abortion, but it cannot block it. It is doing that here,” the federal judge also writes in her ruling.
“This would continue the trend of this administration’s giveaways to the private prison industry at the expense of immigrants,” one advocate says.
Houston suburbs have exploded in population in recent years. Scientists say that’s a big reason why some neighborhoods saw devastating floods.