[Ed. – Was this before or after the migrants were forced to drink out of the toilets? This story fails to ask some trenchant questions. Such as: Did these women not have a supply of feminine hygiene products with them for the 2,000-mile journey from Central America, and if not how did they handle their ‘menstrual needs’? In addition, the detention facilities continued to overtaxed, despite which it took Congress two months to approve the president’s request for aid to eliminate some of the shortages.]
One young woman told lawyers from Washington state, that menstruating youngsters were permitted only one tampon, or sanitary pad, a day. After that, at least one girl “had no choice but to continue to wear her soiled underwear” and clothes.
Bob Ferguson, Washington’s attorney general, is among those behind the lawsuit filed in California. He claimed the immigration policies of Donald Trump were “reminiscent of shameful chapters in American history — the internment of Japanese Americans, and the forced separation of Native American families”.
“She recalls there was another girl at the facility who was also on her period. They were each given one sanitary pad per day. Although the guards knew they had their periods, they were not offered showers or a change of clothes, even when the other girl visibly bled through her pants.”…