An illegal immigrant who claimed to be separated with her 4-month-old baby when detained by ICE officers in Mississippi was charged with felony, reported Daily Caller.
Maria Domingo-Garcia claimed that she was a breastfeeding mother separated from her baby – the news got quickly spread by media outlets. Domingo-Garcia’s lawyers said that the woman was in pain because of being unable to breastfeed. “She is still really depressed. She is in a lot of pain because of not being able to pump or breastfeed,” said one of her lawyers.
However, ICE officers explained that every detained migrant gets a medical check-up, and Domingo-Garcia also went through it. “All ICE detainees receive medical, dental and mental health intake screening within 12 hours of arriving at each detention facility; that screening includes a woman being asked if she is breast feeding. During her initial medical screening, Ms. Domingo-Garcia answered no to that question,” reads a statement issued by ICE.
“Pursuant to subsequent media reports that falsely alleged Ms. Domingo-Garcia was being detained despite being a nursing mother, an ICE Health Services Corps nurse practitioner conducted an additional medical examination of Ms. Domingo-Garcia, which verified she is not lactating,” the statement continued.
This week Domingo-Garcia was accused of using another person’s social security number. The migrant is now awaiting trial.
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website