Coronavirus Pandemic

Houston Chronicle: 1 in 5 immigrants at ICE detention in Houston has COVID-19

Note: this article, featuring our client Dr. Scott Allen and our Senior Counsel and Director of Education Dana Gold, was originally published here. 1 in 5 immigrants at ICE detention in Houston has COVID-19 More than 1 in 5 immigrants held at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Houston have tested positive with [...]

PBS News Hour: WATCH: Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearing on incarceration practices during COVID-19

Note: this video and article, featuring our client Dr. Scott Allen, was originally published here. WATCH: Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearing on incarceration practices during COVID-19 The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing June 2 on incarceration practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the hearing live in the video player above. Dr. Scott Allen testified [...]

ABC News: Doctor Who Advised Homeland Security Testifies Against COVID-19 Protocols in Immigration Detention

Note: this article, featuring our client Dr. Scott Allen and our Senior Counsel Dana Gold, was originally published here. Doctor Who Advised Homeland Security Testifies Against COVID-19 Protocols in Immigration Detention Dr. Scott Allen rebuked the administration over detention center conditions. A doctor contracted by the Department of Homeland Security to advise on detention health [...]

NowThis: COVID-19 Crisis in ICE Detention Centers

Note: this video, featuring our client Dr. Josiah 'Jody' Rich and Government Accountability Project, can be found here. COVID-19 Crisis in ICE Detention Centers ‘We’re like rats trapped in a cage. If one of us gets sick, we’re all going to get sick.’ — These migrant detainees are sharing what it’s like inside an ICE [...]

GovExec: Senators Make Bipartisan Push to Expedite Hiring for Workers to Oversee Pandemic Response

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. Senators Make Bipartisan Push to Expedite Hiring for Workers to Oversee Pandemic Response Measure would ensure special investigator has proper resources in light of Trump's recent IG firing spree, senator says. The watchdog office Congress created to oversee trillions of dollars of economic stimulus [...]

WOLA: Beyond the Wall: The Human Consequences of ICE Detention Centers

Note: this podcast, featuring our Senior Council and Director of Education Dana Gold, can be found here. Beyond the Wall: The Human Consequences of ICE Detention Centers In this episode of Beyond the Wall, Mario Moreno, VP for Communications conducts two interviews regarding the harrowing conditions migrants face in ICE detention centers during the COVID-19 [...]

Empty Shelves, Culled Animals: COVID-19 Intersects with Decades of Industrialized Agriculture   

Empty Shelves, Culled Animals: COVID-19 Intersects with Decades of Industrialized Agriculture    For decades, whistleblowers have told us that it is dangerous when Big Ag puts profits over people. Companies such as Tyson, JBS, and Smithfield, which have historically bulldozed independent businesses to gain control of our meat supply, have built fragile global supply chains in [...]

Common Dreams: Trump Calls Legally Protected Whistleblowing a ‘Racket’ as Fired Scientist Rips President’s Failed Covid-19 Response

Note: this article, featuring our Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. Trump Calls Legally Protected Whistleblowing a 'Racket' as Fired Scientist Rips President's Failed Covid-19 Response "How can federal employees feel safe to speak up when the president wants to take away their legal protections?" President Donald Trump late Sunday railed [...]

Foreign Policy: Trump Escalates War on Government Watchdogs

Note: this article, featuring our National Security Analyst and Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. Trump Escalates War on Government Watchdogs President Donald Trump continued his post-impeachment purge of the U.S. government’s top independent watchdogs, telling Congress on Friday night that he was sacking the State Department inspector general. Steve Linick, [...]

KPFA: Special Broadcast – U.S. House Hearing on Protecting Scientific Integrity in the COVID-19 Response

Note: this broadcast, featuring our Legal Director Tom Devine, can be found here. Special Broadcast - U.S. House Hearing on Protecting Scientific Integrity in the COVID-19 Response Live Broadcast of the U.S. Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing: “Protecting Scientific Integrity in the COVID-19 Response (Panel I). Witnesses Richard A. Bright, Ph.D. Senior [...]

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