By The Associated Press
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Attorneys for a Mexican woman who’s suing the Mississippi Department of Human Services and others over an alleged attempt to steal her child while she was in the country illegally say they’ve won a small victory in the ongoing case.
U.S. Magistrate Linda Anderson recently ruled that all parts of the complaint filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center on behalf of Cirila Cruz, including Youth Court proceedings, be open to the public. Youth Court records are confidential under state law.
The law center is suing MDHS, two social workers, Singing River Health System and a hospital interpreter. The suit alleged Cruz was wrongly accused being an unfit mother after she gave birth at the hospital in 2008.