Press Release: Government Accountability Project Raises Ongoing Concerns about Treatment of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children at HHS Emergency Intake Sites

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 5, 2022 Government Accountability Project Raises Ongoing Concerns about Treatment of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children at HHS Emergency Intake Sites In the Face of Increasing Numbers in HHS Custody, Past Whistleblower Disclosures Remain Unanswered WASHINGTON—Today, Government Accountability Project called on Congress and federal oversight agencies to investigate and assess whether the [...]

Vice: Migrant Kids Face Danger, Trauma, and Separation at ‘Hellhole’ Border Tent Camp

Migrant Kids Face Danger, Trauma, and Separation at ‘Hellhole’ Border Tent Camp This article features Government Accountability Project’s whistleblower client, Kaitlin Hess, and was originally published here. Last spring, Kaitlin Hess paused her day job as a scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency to answer the Biden administration’s call for volunteers at the border, [...]

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Applauds the Biden Administration’s Responsible Immigration Policy Changes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4, 2022 Government Accountability Project Applauds the Biden Administration’s Responsible Immigration Policy Changes The end of Title 42 and requirement of vaccinating detained migrants marks an improvement in the treatment of detainees. WASHINGTON – The Biden administration last week officially announced its plans to end the use of Title 42 and [...]

Whistleblower Network News: More Whistleblowers Call Attention to Mistreatment of Immigrant Children

More Whistleblowers Call Attention to Mistreatment of Immigrant Children This article features our clients Arthur Pearlstein, Lauren Reinhold, Laurie Elkin, and Justin Mulaire and was originally published here. On July 7, two whistleblowers sent a letter to Congress alleging “gross mismanagement and specific endangerment to public health and safety” at the Fort Bliss Emergency Intake Site (EIS) [...]

Business Insider Australia: ‘We have already caught staff with minors inappropriately’: recordings indicate sexual misconduct at migrant shelter, according to report

‘We have already caught staff with minors inappropriately’: recordings indicate sexual misconduct at migrant shelter, according to report This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Audio obtained by NBC News from a May staff training session at Fort Bliss appears to capture a federal contractor discussing staff sexual misconduct with minors. Fort Bliss, [...]

The Livingston Parish News: Audio released detailing complaints of abuse of unaccompanied minors at migrant facility

Audio released detailing complaints of abuse of unaccompanied minors at migrant facility This article features our clients Arthur Pearlstein and Lauren Reinhold and was originally published here. After two federal workers came forward as whistleblowers filing a complaint with Congress over how unaccompanied minors are being treated at a temporary facility at Fort Bliss, audio [...]

Axios: Whistleblowers: Depression plagues migrant children in border camp

Whistleblowers: Depression plagues migrant children in border camp This article features Government Accountability Project and our client Arthur Pearlstein and was originally published here. Unaccompanied migrant children detained in the U.S. Fort Bliss Army base in Texas live in poor mental and physical conditions, according to a whistleblower complaint submitted to Congress and government watchdogs on Wednesday. Why it [...]

El Paso Herald-Post: Op-Ed: Chaos at Fort Bliss Refugee Camp

Op-Ed: Chaos at Fort Bliss Refugee Camp This article features our clients Arthur Pearlstein and Lauren Reinhold and was originally published here. One would think that $1,000,000,000 paid to contractors would result in gold-star treatment! But it didn’t. This bottomless pit of taxpayer-dollar-at-waste paid for “organizational chaos.” Both reports I read described the living conditions [...]

The Hill: Federal contractor raises allegations of sexual misconduct at Fort Bliss facility: report

Federal contractor raises allegations of sexual misconduct at Fort Bliss facility: report This article features our clients Arthur Pearlstein and Lauren Reinhold and was originally published here. A federal contractor at a facility housing unaccompanied minors in Fort Bliss, Texas, allegedly said staff members were engaging in inappropriate sexual conduct with minors in the shelter, according [...]

Hill Reporter: Whistleblowers at Border Shelter Say They Were Told to ‘Downplay’ COVID Outbreak Among Kids

Whistleblowers at Border Shelter Say They Were Told to ‘Downplay’ COVID Outbreak Among Kids This article features our clients Arthur Pearlstein and Lauren Reinhold and was originally published here. Two more whistleblowers have come forward to allege that children were mistreated by contractors and senior federal employee managers at a Department Health and Human Services [...]