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Roll Call: 5 hysterectomies referred by ICE center, DHS tells Congress

5 hysterectomies referred by ICE center, DHS tells Congress This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Immigration and Customs Enforcement referred more detainees for hysterectomies at a Georgia facility than previously disclosed, according to a document acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf submitted to a Senate panel. “It is my [...]

The Guardian: ‘Incredibly dangerous job’: concerns safety is slipping at US meat plants

'Incredibly dangerous job': concerns safety is slipping at US meat plants This article features Government Accountability Project and Food Integrity Campaign and was originally published here. The safety of US meat plant workers is at risk, workers and campaigners believe, because of a triple whammy of increased line speeds, higher turnover and fewer workers due [...]

The Intercept: PAULINE BINAM SAYS SHE NEVER GAVE ICE DOCTOR CONSENT TO REMOVE HER FALLOPIAN TUBE

PAULINE BINAM SAYS SHE NEVER GAVE ICE DOCTOR CONSENT TO REMOVE HER FALLOPIAN TUBE This article features Government Accountability Project and our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. IN 2018, Pauline Binam, a Cameroonian American woman held in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, was approached [...]

Ms. Magazine: “Good Genes,” Amy Coney Barrett’s Nomination, and the Past—and Present—of Eugenics

“Good Genes,” Amy Coney Barrett’s Nomination, and the Past—and Present—of Eugenics This article features Government Accountability Project and our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. “Good genes,” President Trump remarked as he gazed over at Amy Coney Barrett and her seven children, while nominating her to fill the seat formerly occupied by Supreme Court Justice Ruth [...]

Press Statement: Statement from Government Accountability Project on ICE’s Enforcement Blitz

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2020   Statement from Government Accountability Project on ICE’s Enforcement Blitz WASHINGTON—This week the Washington Post reported that the Trump administration is preparing an immigration enforcement blitz in U.S. cities and jurisdictions that have adopted “sanctuary” policies. This action will include U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency officials sending [...]

Associated Press: Lawmakers who toured Georgia’s Irwin County Detention Center raise concerns

Lawmakers who toured Georgia's Irwin County Detention Center raise concerns This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Several members of Congress called for a detention facility in Georgia to be shut down pending investigation after women detainees told them of being forced into unnecessary gynecological procedures with dirty equipment that [...]

Buzzfeed News: Women Detained By ICE Told Members of Congress They Underwent Unwanted Medical Procedures

Women Detained By ICE Told Members Of Congress They Underwent Unwanted Medical Procedures This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Members of Congress who visited immigrants detained by federal authorities at a facility that has come under fire following allegations of unwanted gynecological procedures heard firsthand accounts on Saturday from [...]

Forbes: Mexico Responds To Reports of ICE Detainees Receiving Hysterectomies: ‘Unacceptable’ and ‘Major Issue’

Mexico Responds To Reports Of ICE Detainees Receiving Hysterectomies: 'Unacceptable' And 'Major Issue' This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs is alarmed at reports that immigrant detainees suffered medical neglect and questionable hysterectomies in a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement jail in Georgia, telling reporters [...]

The Washington Post: Immigrant detainees get poor medical care, face retaliation for speaking out, according to Democrat-led report

Immigrant detainees get poor medical care, face retaliation for speaking out, according to Democrat-led report This article features our clients Dawn Wooten and Dr. Scott Allen and was originally published here. Immigrant detainees in U.S. government custody are getting inadequate medical, dental and mental health care, and they face potential punishment for speaking out, according [...]

Law & Crime: Groups Representing ICE Whistleblower Ask Congress to Investigate ‘Egregious Health Practices,’ Call for Detention Facility to Be ‘Shut Down Immediately’

Groups Representing ICE Whistleblower Ask Congress to Investigate ‘Egregious Health Practices,’ Call for Detention Facility to Be ‘Shut Down Immediately’ This article features Government Accountability Project and our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Groups representing Dawn Wooten, the nurse who earlier this week came forward with bombshell allegations that alarmingly high rates of hysterectomies have [...]

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