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Consul: Woman who delivered stillborn baby released by ICE

February 28, 2019

HOUSTON (AP) — A Honduran government official says a woman who delivered a stillborn baby while in custody last week has been released from detention.

Ana Bulnes Larios, the Honduran consul based in McAllen, Texas, says she had spoken to the 24-year-old woman. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says the woman was released Tuesday.

ICE said Monday that the woman went into premature labor on Feb. 22, shortly after complaining of abdominal pain at the Port Isabel Detention Center in South Texas, where the agency had been processing her for release.

Bulnes declined to identify the woman for privacy reasons. She says the woman told her officials at the detention center immediately responded when she said she was having pain.

The consul said Thursday that the woman is now with relatives in the U.S.

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