Family Detention

ICE Detention Center that Held Families Closes in Dilley, Texas

This week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials announced that the Biden Administration will close a detention center in Dilley, Texas once used to hold families, including infants, en masse as part of a controversial enforcement policy, citing operating expenses.

ORR Affirms Whistleblower Protections in Finalized Rule for Unaccompanied Children

April 26, 2024  ORR Affirms Whistleblower Protections in Finalized Rule for Unaccompanied Children    WASHINGTON – On April 23, 2024, the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) announced its Foundational Rule to codify Flores protections for unaccompanied children. The final Rule establishes standards for the care and custody of noncitizen [...]

Former Ridenhour Prize Recipient, Dr. Scott Allen, Shares His Origin Story of Resilience

Former Ridenhour Prize Recipient, Dr. Scott Allen, Shares His Origin Story of Resilience     This month we will be hosting the 20th Annual Ridenhour Prizes, a gala event devoted to honoring the most prominent and active whistleblowers and truthtellers in our nation and around the world. As an organization dedicated to defending whistleblowers and [...]

2024-03-26T14:30:39-04:00March 26th, 2024|Blog, Family Detention, Immigration, Scott Allen|

DHS Audit Finds Alarming Rates of Unnecessary Major Surgeries in ICE Custody

January 29, 2024  DHS Audit Finds Alarming Rates of Unnecessary Major Surgeries in ICE Custody Whistleblower Dawn Wooten’s Disclosures and Noncitizen Women Survivors’ Testimonials Prompt Investigation Finding Widespread Fraud, Waste and Abuse  WASHINGTON – We applaud the critical findings of the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General (DHS OIG) audit released last [...]

2024-01-29T14:10:09-05:00January 29th, 2024|Dawn Wooten, Family Detention, Immigration, Press release|

The Hill: Whistleblower report alleges shoddy medical care for detained migrants

The Hill: Whistleblower report alleges shoddy medical care for detained migrants This article features Government Accountability Project whistleblower client, Troy Hendrickson, and was originally published here. A Customs and Border Protection (CBP) employee acting as a whistleblower says the company responsible for health care of migrants under detention at the border mismanaged hundreds of [...]

2023-12-01T13:10:02-05:00December 1st, 2023|Family Detention, Immigration, In The News|

Whistleblower Makes Disclosures to Congress About Substandard Medical Care in CBP Custody and Lack of Contractor Oversight

Today, Government Accountability Project sent a letter to Congress detailing the whistleblower disclosures of our client, Mr. Troy Hendrickson, regarding concerning performance failures by the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) medical contractor, Loyal Source Government Services, which were compounded by the unwillingness of the CBP contracting office to hold Loyal Source accountable.

Government Accountability Project Releases Issue Brief on Whistleblowers at the Intersection of Oversight Failures in the Immigration & Food Production Systems

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  September 21, 2023  Government Accountability Project Releases Issue Brief on Whistleblowers at the Intersection of Oversight Failures in the Immigration & Food Production Systems   Numerous Reports of Immigrant Minors Working in Dangerous and Illegal Food Production Jobs Spur Need for Stronger Whistleblower Protections  WASHINGTON – Today, Government Accountability Project published an [...]

Government Accountability Project Raises Ongoing Concerns About ORR Emergency Operations for Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors Amidst News of New Influx Site

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 29, 2023 Government Accountability Project Raises Ongoing Concerns About ORR Emergency Operations for Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors Amidst News of New Influx Site WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, CBS News reported the Biden administration and Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) intend to open an “influx care [...]

Democracy Now: Never Again: Human Rights Groups & Japanese Americans Warn Biden Against Jailing Migrant Families

Never Again: Human Rights Groups & Japanese Americans Warn Biden Against Jailing Migrant Families This video discusses Government Accountability Project whistleblower client, Dr. Scott Allen, and was originally published here. AMY GOODMAN: This week, nearly 400 human rights groups are urging President Biden not to reinstate the controversial practice of migrant family detention by Immigration and [...]