Mexico asks information on alleged migrant abuse at US facilities

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican authorities mentioned Wednesday it has requested data from the United States about claims that migrants had been subjected to hysterectomies at a detention middle in Georgia and {that a} migrant allegedly suffered sexual abuse at a facility in Texas.

“A formal request has been made to the appropriate authorities for a report on the supposed negligent actions or rights abuses at immigration detention centers,” Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department mentioned.

The division mentioned consular personnel would attempt to assure migrants’ rights are revered at detention facilities. It mentioned it will comply with the instances and supply consular help to any victims.

On Monday, a nurse on the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia claimed that workers had carried out questionable hysterectomies on migrant ladies held there. A high U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement medical official has “vehemently” disputed the calmly substantiated declare.

Also this week, an immigrant lady who has accused guards of sexually assaulting her at a detention middle in El Paso, Texas, was deported.

The lady alleged guards on the El Paso Processing Center forcibly kissed her and focused her in locations the place they might not be seen by safety cameras. After the Texas Tribune and ProPublica first reported the allegations, the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector normal opened an investigation into her case and allegations from not less than two different folks.