MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard stated on Thursday that the executive has now not yet chanced on any proof of compelled sterilization of Mexican females being held in migrant detention services and products in the United States.
The feedback came after U.S. immigration officers earlier this month stated a federal watchdog would investigate complaints made by a whistleblower nurse in a Georgia immigration detention facility who alleged detainees had improperly received hysterectomies and a range of gynecological procedures.
Ebrard told reporters that 20 of 24 female Mexican nationals being held at detention services and products in the U.S. states of Georgia and Texas had been interviewed and none of then had been subjected to such procedures.
He added, on the different hand, that an investigation modified into ongoing as more females peaceable wanted to be interviewed.
Earlier this week, Mexican officers stated they had been interviewing on the least six females who can rep been topic to unsuitable clinical procedures, including hysterectomies – the surgical removal of a woman’s uterus.
Ebrard on the time described such possible abuse as “unacceptable” and stated that if the procedures had been confirmed, measures would must be taken, without giving exiguous print.
Reporting by Diego Ore; Writing by David Alire Garcia; Editing by Christopher Cushing