Immigration Detention and Coerced Sterilization: History Tragically Repeats Itself

A brown and tan silkscreen art poster, depicting women with raised fists protesting forced sterlization.

The US has a long history of forced and coerced sterilization, particularly of Black, Latinx, and Indigenous peoples. This article focuses on US Immigration’s (ICE’s) coerced sterilization of migrants in detention, continuing a shameful pattern of the forcing and coercing vulnerable and marginalized women to be sterilized.