Press Release: Inspector General Validates Whistleblower Reports of Gross Mismanagement at Site Holding Thousands of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 28, 2022 Inspector General Validates Whistleblower Reports of Gross Mismanagement at Site Holding Thousands of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Government Accountability Project Credited for Reports on Abuses at HHS Emergency Intake Site Harming Children  WASHINGTON—Yesterday, September 27, 2022, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General [...]

2022-09-28T10:26:21-04:00September 28th, 2022|Fort Bliss, ICE Detention, Immigration, Press|

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Client, Ellen Gallagher, Participates in Congressional Briefing on Inadequate Mental Health Care and Improper Use of Solitary Confinement in ICE Detention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2022 Government Accountability Project Client, Ellen Gallagher, Participates in Congressional Briefing on Inadequate Mental Health Care and Improper Use of Solitary Confinement in ICE Detention On September 22, 2022, the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) held a briefing, sponsored by Congressman Joaquin Castro, for congressional staff, advocates, and press [...]

WALB: “I never thought it would go this far”: Tifton whistleblower reflects on ICE complaints one year later

"I never thought it would go this far": Tifton whistleblower reflects on ICE complaints one year later This article features Government Accountability Project client, Dawn Wooten, and was originally published here.  TIFTON, Ga. (WALB) - A Tifton woman is being recognized for filing complaints against the Irwin county detention center in 2021. She alleged [...]

2022-09-19T10:42:31-04:00September 19th, 2022|First Amendment, ICE Detention, In The News|

Press Release: Dawn Wooten Awarded HMH First Amendment Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15th, 2022 Dawn Wooten Awarded HMH First Amendment Award WASHINGTON—This Thursday, Government Accountability Project client Dawn Wooten will be honored with the Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. The award "spotlights individuals who have made significant contributions to protecting and enhancing First [...]

2022-09-16T12:59:08-04:00September 16th, 2022|1st Amendment, First Amendment, ICE Detention, Immigration, Press|

The Progressive Magazine: Biden’s Immigration Policies Are Failing

Biden’s Immigration Policies Are Failing This article features Government Accountability Project’s whistleblower client, Dawn Wooten, and was originally published here. It’s been more than four years since the Department of Justice, under the administration of Donald Trump, announced its infamous “zero-tolerance” policy for immigrants crossing the border without documentation. Under this draconian policy, federal agents [...]

2022-08-11T15:24:33-04:00August 11th, 2022|ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Applauds Senate Judiciary Committee Members’ Letter to ICE Regarding Overuse of Solitary Confinement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 11, 2022 Government Accountability Project Applauds Senate Judiciary Committee Members’ Letter to ICE Regarding Overuse of Solitary Confinement On August 1, 2022, Senator Dick Durbin, along with several members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent a second letter to Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Tae D. Johnson, [...]

NGO Letter to Biden Administration on Urgent Action on Migrant Protections Protocol

July 20, 2022 TO: Hon. Joseph R. Biden, Jr. President of the United States Hon. Kamala D. Harris Vice President of the United States CC: Hon. Merrick B. Garland Attorney General Hon. Alejandro Mayorkas Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Hon. Antony Blinken Secretary of the Department of State Re: Immediate Actions that [...]

NGO letter opposing T.42 amendments in appropriations

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker U.S. House of Representatives The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives The Honorable Rosa DeLauro Chairwoman, Committee on Appropriations U.S. House of Representatives The Honorable Kay Granger Ranking Member, Committee on Appropriations U.S. House of Representatives July 15, 2022 Dear Speaker Pelosi, Minority Leader McCarthy, Chairwoman [...]

2022-07-18T10:00:38-04:00July 15th, 2022|ICE Detention, Immigration, Letter, US Government|

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Supports Supreme Court Decision on MPP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2022  Government Accountability Project Supports Supreme Court Decision on MPP  WASHINGTON – Today, the Supreme Court held that the law does not require the Biden administration to continue the so-called Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), or the “Remain in Mexico” policy. This long-awaited decision ends the illegal and dangerous assault on asylum [...]

2022-06-30T15:13:12-04:00June 30th, 2022|ICE Detention, Immigration, MPP, Press, SCOTUS|

Press Statement: Department of Health and Human Services Affirms Government Accountability Project Clients’ Disclosures of Unsafe Conditions Inside Emergency Intake Sites

For Immediate Release: June 24, 2022  Department of Health and Human Services Affirms Government Accountability Project Clients’ Disclosures of Unsafe Conditions Inside Emergency Intake Sites  WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, June 22nd, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General released a report affirming the disclosures of several clients of the Government Accountability Project, [...]