(AP) – The U.S. government has agreed temporarily not to deport detained immigrant women who have alleged being abused by a rural Georgia gynecologist.
The motion is contained in court papers filed Tuesday. It must still be approved by a federal judge. The Justice Department and lawyers for several of the women agreed that immigration authorities would not carry out any deportations until mid-January.
Dozens of women have alleged that they were mistreated by Dr. Mahendra Amin, a gynecologist who was seeing patients from the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia. Amin has denied any wrongdoing through his lawyer.