Monday, March 5, 2012

Transgender Illegal Alien Detainees Will Get 'Hormone Therapy' Courtesy of ICE

From CNS News:
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the division the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) responsible for enforcing the nation's immigration laws, will provide "hormone therapy" to illegal aliens it has detained who say they are transgender, according to the agency's operations manual for its detention facilities.

The 2011 Operations Manual ICE Performance-Based National Detention Standards states that...:

“Transgender detainees who were already receiving hormone therapy when taken into ICE custody shall have continued access. All transgender detainees shall have access to mental health care, and other transgender-related health care and medication based on medical need. Treatment shall follow accepted guidelines regarding medically necessary transition-related care.”...

[With regards to abortion], the manual further states that:

"In a situation where a female detainee opts to fund the termination of her pregnancy [i.e. abortion], ICE shall arrange for transportation at no cost to the detainee for the medical appointment and, if requested by the detainee, for access to religious counseling, and non-directive (impartial) medical resources and social counseling, to include outside social services or women’s community resource groups.”

ICE’s estimated budget for fiscal year 2012 (which began Oct. 1, 2011) is $5.8 billion.
Sandra Fluke is probably smiling right now....