COVID19

Stat News: When the treatment is torture: ICE must stop using solitary confinement for Covid-19 quarantine

When the treatment is torture: ICE must stop using solitary confinement for Covid-19 quarantine This article was written by our client Ellen Gallagher. After months of social distancing, many of us are feeling its effects. Experts have delineated the mental and physical health impacts of isolation caused by the pandemic, and those who have experienced home [...]

AlterNet: Kids remain in ICE custody as federal judge’s deadline for release comes and goes

Kids remain in ICE custody as federal judge’s deadline for release comes and goes Note: this article mentions Government Accountability Project and our Senior Counsel Dana Gold, and was originally published here. A federal judge’s deadline for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release children detained with their parents at migrant family jails came and went on Monday. [...]

2020-07-30T09:08:02-04:00July 30th, 2020|COVID19, Family Detention, Immigration, In The News|

Big Easy Magazine: Louisiana Detention Facility Mistreats Sick Immigrants as COVID-19 Spreads

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project and our clients, was originally published here. Louisiana Detention Facility Mistreats Sick Immigrants as COVID-19 Spreads A Richwood, Louisiana, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility, run by LaSalle Corrections, has seen a rash of Covid-19 cases. LaSalle Corrections is a privately-owned company that has businesses in Texas [...]

2020-07-24T09:01:48-04:00July 24th, 2020|Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, Immigration, In The News|

AlterNet: Whistleblowers Say ICE Intentionally Withheld Personal Protective Equipment During COVID-19 Pandemic

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project and our client, was originally published here. Whistleblowers Say ICE Intentionally Withheld Personal Protective Equipment During COVID-19 Pandemic Just when you think Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) cannot get any worse, reports of their cruel tactics reach new heights. Mother Jones reports that two whistleblowers from Richwood Correctional Center in Louisiana shared [...]

2020-07-23T09:35:44-04:00July 23rd, 2020|Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, Immigration, In The News|

Mother Jones: Whistleblowers Say ICE Detention Center Used Deceptive Tricks to Conceal COVID Outbreak

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project and our clients, was originally published here. Whistleblowers Say ICE Detention Center Used Deceptive Tricks to Conceal COVID Outbreak One was instructed to crank the AC to “freeze out” detainees with fevers that ICE wanted to deport. In May, Officer Smith was at the airport in Alexandria, Louisiana, [...]

2020-07-21T14:57:25-04:00July 21st, 2020|Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, Immigration, In The News|

For Immediate Release: DHS Experts Issue Warning as ICE Attempts to Reinstitute Family Separation 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 20, 2020   DHS Experts Issue Warning as ICE Attempts to Reinstitute Family Separation  Government Accountability Project Clients Urge Congress to Prevent Imminent Harm WASHINGTON – Government Accountability Project clients Drs. Scott Allen, Pamela McPherson, and Josiah ‘Jody’ Rich, medical and mental health experts for the Department of Homeland Security’s Office [...]

The Wichita Eagle: This Kansas Official Pushed the TSA to Take COVID-19 Precautions on a National Level

Note: this article, featuring our Legal Director Tom Devine and our client Jay Brainard, was originally published here. This Kansas Official Pushed the TSA to Take COVID-19 Precautions on a National Level When Jay Brainard first heard in January that a deadly virus could spread from China through air travel, he knew he would have [...]

USA Today: We Were Whistleblowers for Family Separation Back in 2018. It’s Happening Again.

Note: this op ed, written by our clients Drs. Scott Allen, Pamela McPherson, and Josiah Rich, was originally published here. We Were Whistleblowers for Family Separation Back in 2018. It's Happening Again. Two years ago, we watched in horror as our employer separated children from their parents as part of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” [...]

KNOE News: Whistleblowers Allege Unsafe Conditions at Richwood Correctional Center, Watchdog Group Reports

Note: this article, featuring our Deputy Director of the International Program Samantha Feinstein and our clients, was originally published here. Whistleblowers Allege Unsafe Conditions at Richwood Correctional Center, Watchdog Group Reports MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The Government Accountability Project watchdog group is reporting unsafe conditions at the Richwood Correctional Center based on information that it [...]

Huff Post: The COVID-19 Crisis Is Exploding Inside ICE Detention Centers

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project and our clients, was originally published here. The COVID-19 Crisis Is Exploding Inside ICE Detention Centers Thousands of guards and detainees are testing positive in facilities where safety and social distancing are impossible. Cases of COVID-19 are erupting inside dozens of Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers, where [...]

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