Mexico: migrants claiming Georgia doctor abuse not deported

Mexico: migrants claiming Georgia doctor abuse not deported


MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department said Thursday it has visited four Mexican women who allege they were mistreated by a gynecologist at a Georgia detention center and said none of them have been deported.

The department said in a statement Thursday it will “assist in efforts to detain the Mexicans’ deportation and ensure that the case is heard in that country’s courts.” The department said one of the four said she did not want to avoid or delay her deportation.

While people who have been deported might still be able to serve as witnesses in a criminal or civil case, many end up in unstable countries or situations where it becomes difficult to maintain contact with them. The migrants’ lawyers had argued that deportation would make it harder to get justice in the case.

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Lawyers said this week that several migrants at the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, who had made allegations against the

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