Migrant girls bleed visibly through their pants, were forced to wear their dirty clothes, and refused showers under inhumane conditions & # 39; in detention centers
- A lawsuit challenges the new Trump government rule that allows ICE to hold migrant families indefinitely after being transferred from the border guard
- The lawsuit, involving nine states and led by California, was announced Monday along with a 26-page investigation
- Inhuman conditions include migrant girls forced to & # 39; visible & # 39; by bleeding their pants during menstruation and then wearing contaminated clothing
- Other shocking circumstances, such as lack of beds and showers, were also outlined in the study
Menstruating migrant girls detained in detention centers near the US-Mexico border are bleeding & # 39; visible & # 39; by their pants and being forced to wear their dirty clothes, according to a new lawsuit.
On Monday, 19 states led by California served one lawsuit against the Trump government and the standards of the Department of Homeland Security for detaining migrant children.
The 26-page survey outlines some Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson calls & # 39; terrible conditions & # 39 ;.
The lawsuit interviewed a number of detained migrant children who, among other things, found their time in detention centers as & # 39; uncertain & # 39; described.
On Monday, a lawsuit was filed against the rules of the Trump government regarding living conditions in detention centers
Litigation: & # 39; Although the guards knew they were having their period, they were not offered showers or other clothes even if the other girl was bleeding visibly through her pants & # 39;
& # 39; The children described their time in CBP facilities as being filled with uncertainty because most of them were not told how long they would be held in custody or what would happen to them afterwards. & # 39;
A girl describes to researchers that she had been without a shower for ten days, even when she had her period.
Reportedly, she only received one sanitary napkin per day.
The investigation tells of another young girl who was bleeding through her pants, but not getting any other clothes and being forced to wear her dirty clothes.
& # 39; Although the guards knew they were having their period, they were not offered showers or other clothes even when the other girl was visibly bleeding through her pants. This girl had no choice but to keep wearing her dirty underwear and pants. & # 39;
Detained children describe that they do not sleep well because & # 39; there was not enough room for everyone to lie down at the same time & # 39;
Immigrant children in detention centers have limited access to basic sanitary needs, including toilet paper, toothpaste, soap, showers, and private bathrooms
The children describe the facilities as & # 39; freeze & # 39; and only get & # 39; aluminum & # 39; blankets for heat.
Children who came in with extra clothing were confiscated by immigration officials who refused to return the clothing, even if children asked for it.
Allegedly, detention centers are so busy that children cannot get enough sleep because & # 39; there was not enough room for everyone to lie down at the same time & # 39 ;.
The research also shows that children in detention centers do not have consistent access to soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, private bathrooms and other basic sanitary needs.
The lawsuit, filed by 19 states and led by California, claims that the Trump government violates the Flores settlement
Bob Ferguson said in his press release that the & jail-like conditions will have profound, long-term consequences for their mental and physical health;
The lawsuit directly challenges the new regulations of the Trump administration, giving ICE the & # 39; Flores settlement & # 39; can undo.
The Flores scheme limits the amount of time the government can hold immigrant children, and advises 20 days or less. It also has minimal guidelines for sanitation and living conditions.
The revision of this rule by the Trump government, which should come into effect within about two months, would allow detention centers to detain migrant families for an indefinite period after transferring their border custody.
The Ferguson press release said: & Trump's new rules unlawfully enable federal officials to hold children and families in unrecognized facilities without adequate standards of care to protect the safety and well-being of immigrant children .
The investigation was conducted by a research supervisor in the civil rights department.
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