Family Detention

SheKnows: Women in ICE Detention Centers Were Reportedly Given Hysterectomies Without Informed Consent

Women in ICE Detention Centers Were Reportedly Given Hysterectomies Without Informed Consent   This article features Government Accountability Project and our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Following some devastating revelations from a nurse-turned-whistleblower at a Georgia immigrant detention center (as shared with the Intercept earlier this week) about concerns over medical practices at the center [...]

The Intercept: “A Silent Pandemic”: Nurse at ICE Facility Blows the Whistle on Coronavirus Dangers

“A SILENT PANDEMIC”: NURSE AT ICE FACILITY BLOWS THE WHISTLE ON CORONAVIRUS DANGER This article features Government Accountability Project and our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. A NURSE AT the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia is speaking out about a host of dangerous medical practices at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility [...]

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|

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 [...]

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 [...]

Buzzfeed News: The Government’s Own Experts Say Separating Immigrant Families During The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Add To Their Mental Trauma

Note: this article, featuring our clients Drs. Scott Allen, Pamela McPherson, and Josiah Rich, and our Senior Counsel Dana Gold, was originally published here. The Government's Own Experts Say Separating Immigrant Families During The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Add To Their Mental Trauma Separating families during the pandemic is "nothing less than willful endangerment,” an attorney [...]

Sign On Re: DHS Measures the Threaten Safety and Family Unity of Immigrant Children

June 16, 2020 Chad Wolf Acting Secretary Department of Homeland Security 301 7th Street, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20528 Re: Recent DHS Measures That Threaten the Safety and Family Unity of Vulnerable Immigrant Children Dear Acting Secretary Wolf: The undersigned 122 organizations strongly oppose recent Department of Homeland Security (DHS) measures that threaten the safety and [...]

Mother Jones: A Doctor on ICE’s Response to the Pandemic: “You Could Call It COVID-19 Torture”

Note: this article, featuring our clients Drs. Scott Allen and Josiah Rich and Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. A Doctor on ICE’s Response to the Pandemic: “You Could Call It COVID-19 Torture” Instead of releasing people, ICE is holding immigrants in group quarantines the CDC says should only be used as a last [...]

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