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  • ICE guidelines call for taxpayer-funded transgender hormone treatments for some detainees

    03/07/2012 4:18:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 7, 2012
    Transgender illegal immigrants would in some cases receive taxpayer-funded hormone therapy while in federal custody, under new guidelines put out by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The transgender provision was one of many in the latest "national detention standards" manual released by ICE. It has already drawn complaints from one Republican congressman, who described it as a "hospitality guideline for illegal immigrants." The 2011 manual calls for detainees to be screened shortly after their arrival. That screening is supposed to examine everything from dental history to tobacco history to infections -- the last item on the checklist urges officers to ask...