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Al Jazeera: The time has come for a reckoning on US immigrant abuse

The time has come for a reckoning on US immigrant abuse This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here.  In mid-September, several organisations including Project South filed a complaint with the inspector-general of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS OIG) about medical abuse immigrants were facing at the Irwin County Detention Center in [...]

The Washington Post: Congressional Dems say women in ICE custody who blew whistle on gynecologist should be able to apply for special visas

Congressional Dems say women in ICE custody who blew whistle on gynecologist should be able to apply for special visas This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. A group of more than 100 congressional Democrats demanded Thursday that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement release female detainees from a Georgia detention [...]

Facing South: ICE sterilizations in Georgia evoke tragic chapters in South’s history

ICE sterilizations in Georgia evoke tragic chapters in South's history This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. It's been two months since a whistleblower complaint revealed allegations of nonconsensual hysterectomies being performed on people held in the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) in Ocilla, Georgia. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement [...]

Valdosta Daily Times: Congressional leaders call ICE to halt deportation of detainees involved in Irwin County

Congressional leaders call ICE to halt deportation of detainees involved in Irwin County center abuse investigations This article features Government Accountability Project’s Senior Counsel Dana Gold and our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. ATLANTA — Congressional leaders said this week immigrants who allege they were subjected to forced hysterectomies at a Georgia detention [...]

The Daily Californian: To better hold ICE accountable, Congress must pass HR 2415

To better hold ICE accountable, Congress must pass HR 2415 This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here.  In September, Georgia nurse Dawn Wooten filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General alleging that the Irwin County U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility had conducted hysterectomies [...]

WABE: Detainees, Advocates Concerned About COVID-19 Spread In Ga. Immigration Detention Centers

Detainees, Advocates Concerned About COVID-19 Spread In Ga. Immigration Detention Centers This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. As COVID-19 cases rise in the state, advocates and detainees in Georgia continue to raise concerns about the spread of COVID-19 in immigration detention centers. Since May, three immigrant detainees have died in Georgia after [...]

Common Dreams: Advocacy Groups Slam ‘Shameful’ Deportation of ICE Medical Abuse Survivors

Advocacy Groups Slam 'Shameful' Deportation of ICE Medical Abuse Survivors This article features Government Accountability Project’s Dana Gold and our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. The advocacy groups representing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement whistleblower who earlier this year revealed horrific abuse of imprisoned migrant women—including forced surgical sterilizations—on Friday condemned ICE's [...]

Daily Mail: ICE deports six migrant women and ‘threatens to expel seven others’ who said a Georgia detention center doctor performed unnecessary gynecological procedures on them

ICE deports six migrant women and 'threatens to expel seven others' who said a Georgia detention center doctor performed unnecessary gynecological procedures on them This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. The Trump administration has deported several women and is threatening to expel several more after they claimed they were [...]

Law & Crime: Lawyer Claims ‘ICE is Destroying Evidence’ by Deporting Women Who Accused Doctor of Performing Surgeries without Consent

Lawyer Claims ‘ICE is Destroying Evidence’ by Deporting Women Who Accused Doctor of Performing Surgeries without Consent This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is attempting to deport several women who claimed they were subjected to unnecessary and invasive gynecological surgeries in Georgia without [...]

Forbes: Report: U.S. Is Deporting Women Who Alleged Surgical Abuse At Georgia Detention Center

Report: U.S. Is Deporting Women Who Alleged Surgical Abuse At Georgia Detention Center This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has moved to deport at least a dozen women behind abuse allegations against a gynecologist at one of the agency’s Georgia facilities—the subject of [...]

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