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Government Executive: Group says CBP official drank while carrying firearm, retaliated against whistleblower

Government Executive: Group says CBP official drank while carrying firearm, retaliated against whistleblower This article features Government Accountability Project whistleblower client disclosure and was originally published here. Representatives from a whistleblower nonprofit alleged in a letter Wednesday that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s acting chief medical officer, on more than one occasion, drank [...]

Whistleblowers Disclose Misconduct by Acting CBP Chief Medical Officer

 May 1, 2024  Whistleblowers Disclose Misconduct by Acting CBP Chief Medical Officer  WASHINGTON – Government Accountability Project today submitted a protected whistleblower disclosure to Congress, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Office of Special Counsel on behalf of multiple employees of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The whistleblowers disclosed that CBP's [...]

Statement Urging Congressional Oversight of CBP Medical Budget

April 30, 2024  Statement Urging Congressional Oversight of CBP Medical Budget  WASHINGTON -- Today, Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Troy Miller testified at a hearing of the House Committee on Appropriations for the President’s fiscal year 2025 budget request for CBP, requesting nearly $20 billion for the agency.  At the [...]

2024-04-30T17:42:03-04:00April 30th, 2024|CBP, ICE Detention, Immigration, Press release|

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 [...]

Public Statement Submitted Urging Congress to End the Abusive Use of Solitary Confinement in ICE Detention After 10 Years of Torture

April 23, 2024  Public Statement Submitted Urging Congress to End the Abusive Use of Solitary Confinement in ICE Detention After 10 Years of Torture   WASHINGTON– Yesterday, Government Accountability Project submitted a statement to Congress in support of the recent April 16, 2024 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, “Legacy of Harm: Eliminating the Abuse of [...]

Salon: The case of Carrie Buck and the Supreme Court’s century-old crusade to control women

Dawn Wooten, a former nurse at an ICE Detention Center in South Georgia, reported that a doctor working for the center was sterilizing women without their consent or even their knowledge. Wooten’s a former nurse because after becoming a whistleblower, this mother of five lost her job.

2024-02-26T13:07:43-05:00February 26th, 2024|Dawn Wooten, ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

The Hill: It’s time to end the barbaric practice of solitary confinement in immigration detention

The Hill: It’s time to end the barbaric practice of solitary confinement in immigration detention This article features Government Accountability Project whistleblower client claims and was originally published here. Across the country, the Biden administration is holding hundreds of immigrants in solitary confinement. With the president’s calls for the “toughest” border crackdown in U.S. [...]

Helicopters: Customs and Border Protection Official Under Fire for Attempting to Procure Fentanyl Lollipops

Helicopters: Customs and Border Protection Official Under Fire for Attempting to Procure Fentanyl Lollipops This article features Government Accountability Project whistleblower clients disclosures and was originally published here. A recent whistleblower report has shed light on an alarming incident involving the chief medical officer for Customs and Border Protection (CBP). According to the report, Dr. [...]

Scripps News: Whistleblower report alleges impropriety from CBP’s chief doctor

Scripps News: Whistleblower report alleges impropriety from CBP's chief doctor This article features Government Accountability Project whistleblower clients disclosures and was originally published here. What do fentanyl lollipops, a questionable trip to San Diego and falsified federal contracts have in common? According to a whistleblower report, it’s Dr. Alexander Eastman — the acting chief [...]

2024-02-20T09:27:31-05:00February 20th, 2024|ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

Washington Examiner: CBP doctor attempts to secure fentanyl lollipops for UN meeting

Washington Examiner: CBP doctor attempts to secure fentanyl lollipops for UN meeting This article features Government Accountability Project whistleblower client disclosures and was originally published here. The top doctor for Customs and Border Protection attempted to secure fentanyl lollipops ahead of last September’s United Nations General Assembly, according to a new whistleblower report on Friday. Whistleblowers represented by the Government Accountability [...]