Immigration

Roll Call: 5 hysterectomies referred by ICE center, DHS tells Congress

5 hysterectomies referred by ICE center, DHS tells Congress This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Immigration and Customs Enforcement referred more detainees for hysterectomies at a Georgia facility than previously disclosed, according to a document acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf submitted to a Senate panel. “It is my [...]

The Intercept: PAULINE BINAM SAYS SHE NEVER GAVE ICE DOCTOR CONSENT TO REMOVE HER FALLOPIAN TUBE

PAULINE BINAM SAYS SHE NEVER GAVE ICE DOCTOR CONSENT TO REMOVE HER FALLOPIAN TUBE This article features Government Accountability Project and our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. IN 2018, Pauline Binam, a Cameroonian American woman held in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, was approached [...]

Letter to National Archives and Records Administration on CBP Document Destruction Proposal

September 30, 2020 Records Appraisal and Agency Assistance National Archives and Records Administration 8601 Adelphi Road College Park, MD 20740-6001 [email protected] Re: Comments to CBP Document Destruction Proposal (NARA-20-0017-0014; Control Number DAA-0568-2018-0001) Dear National Archives and Records Administration, The undersigned organizations submit the following comments to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in response [...]

2020-10-01T13:31:42-04:00October 1st, 2020|Immigration, Letter|

Press Statement: Statement from Government Accountability Project on ICE’s Enforcement Blitz

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2020   Statement from Government Accountability Project on ICE’s Enforcement Blitz WASHINGTON—This week the Washington Post reported that the Trump administration is preparing an immigration enforcement blitz in U.S. cities and jurisdictions that have adopted “sanctuary” policies. This action will include U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency officials sending [...]

Letter to National Archives and Records Administration on DHS Document Destruction Proposal

September 29th, 2020 Via e-mail and on the Federal Register Ms. Kimberly Keravuori, Regulatory and External Policy Program Manager, National Archives and Records Administration 8601 Adelphi Road College Park, MD 20740-6001 [email protected] Re: Comments to DHS Document Destruction Proposal (NARA-20-0017-0014; Control Number DAA-0568-2018-0001) Dear Ms. Keravuori, We the undersigned submit the following comments in response [...]

2020-09-30T16:01:26-04:00September 30th, 2020|Immigration, Letter|

Associated Press: Lawmakers who toured Georgia’s Irwin County Detention Center raise concerns

Lawmakers who toured Georgia's Irwin County Detention Center raise concerns This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Several members of Congress called for a detention facility in Georgia to be shut down pending investigation after women detainees told them of being forced into unnecessary gynecological procedures with dirty equipment that [...]

Buzzfeed News: Women Detained By ICE Told Members of Congress They Underwent Unwanted Medical Procedures

Women Detained By ICE Told Members Of Congress They Underwent Unwanted Medical Procedures This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Members of Congress who visited immigrants detained by federal authorities at a facility that has come under fire following allegations of unwanted gynecological procedures heard firsthand accounts on Saturday from [...]

Reuters: ‘Unacceptable’ if Mexicans subjected to medical abuse in U.S. custody, minister says

'Unacceptable' if Mexicans subjected to medical abuse in U.S. custody, minister says This article features Government Accountability Project and our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico is interviewing at least six women who may have been subject to improper medical procedures, including hysterectomies, at a U.S. immigration detention [...]

2020-09-24T12:36:21-04:00September 24th, 2020|ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News, Public Health|

Forbes: Mexico Responds To Reports of ICE Detainees Receiving Hysterectomies: ‘Unacceptable’ and ‘Major Issue’

Mexico Responds To Reports Of ICE Detainees Receiving Hysterectomies: 'Unacceptable' And 'Major Issue' This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs is alarmed at reports that immigrant detainees suffered medical neglect and questionable hysterectomies in a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement jail in Georgia, telling reporters [...]

The Washington Post: Immigrant detainees get poor medical care, face retaliation for speaking out, according to Democrat-led report

Immigrant detainees get poor medical care, face retaliation for speaking out, according to Democrat-led report This article features our clients Dawn Wooten and Dr. Scott Allen and was originally published here. Immigrant detainees in U.S. government custody are getting inadequate medical, dental and mental health care, and they face potential punishment for speaking out, according [...]

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