The mother of three has been separated from her 4-month-old daughter — who she still breastfeeds — since being picked up during an ICE raid at Koch Foods in Morton, Mississippi.
She’s being held at a facility in Jena, Louisiana, which is nearly 200 miles from Morton.
When a woman is breastfeeding, her body continues to produce milk that needs to be expressed or it can cause pain and swelling.
ICE spokesman Bryan Cox said all detainees receive a medical screening upon intake and many people were released for a variety of reasons. If a woman identified that she was nursing she may have been released because it would be considered a mitigating factor in determining detainment, he said.
Cox indicated in a statement provided to CNN on Sunday that Domingo-Garcia answered “no” when asked if she was breastfeeding. He also said he was unable to discuss the specifics of any person’s medical information without a signed privacy waiver from that person.
However, he did confirm he was aware of communications between Domingo-Garcia’s attorneys and an…