Press Statement: Federal Court Issues Devastating Decision for Medically Vulnerable Immigrants in ICE Detention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 22, 2021 Federal Court Issues Devastating Decision for Medically Vulnerable Immigrants in ICE Detention WASHINGTON- Yesterday, a federal court in California issued a devastating blow to immigrants seeking critical medical and mental health services in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities. The Ninth Circuit reversed a lower court's issuance of [...]

2021-10-22T09:42:11-04:00October 22nd, 2021|ICE Detention, Immigration, Press release|

Legal Service Providers Refuse to Be Complicit in the Biden Administration’s Restart of the Remain in Mexico Policy

The Honorable Joseph R. Biden President The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20500 The Honorable Kamala D. Harris Vice President The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20500 The Honorable Alejandro Mayorkas Secretary U.S. Department of Homeland Security 3801 Nebraska Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20016 The Honorable Merrick B. [...]

2021-10-19T16:43:47-04:00October 19th, 2021|Immigration, Letter, MPP|

Press Release: Concerning Results from OSHA Investigation Emphasize Ongoing Dangers from COVID-19 at Irwin County Detention Facility, ICE Detention Generally

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 19, 2021 Concerning Results from OSHA Investigation Emphasize Ongoing Dangers from COVID-19 at Irwin County Detention Facility, ICE Detention Generally WASHINGTON – Today, Government Accountability Project alerted key Congressional offices about the results of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC), a facility [...]

2021-10-19T11:05:17-04:00October 19th, 2021|COVID19, ICE Detention, Immigration, Press release|

“If There is Not a Change, There is Not Going to be a Change”: Dawn Wooten’s Impact, One Year Later

“If There is Not a Change, There is Not Going to be a Change”   Dawn Wooten’s Impact, One Year Later  At this time last year, over 270 thousand new cases of COVID-19 were recorded, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the first woman to lay in state at the U.S. Capitol, and devastating wildfires out west injected climate change into the [...]

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Commends Special Report on Medical Abuse of Immigrants Detained at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 17, 2021  Government Accountability Project Commends Special Report on Medical Abuse of Immigrants Detained at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC)  The Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility was at the center of our whistleblower client Dawn Wooten’s disclosure last year.  WASHINGTON – Yesterday, members of the immigration justice community released a special report on the detention facility that our whistleblower client, Dawn [...]

2021-09-17T13:38:28-04:00September 17th, 2021|Immigration, Investigations, Press release, Public Health|

Whistleblower Network News: Third Whistleblower Complaint about Fort Bliss Detention Center Alleges Immigrant Children Were Abused and Neglected

Third Whistleblower Complaint about Fort Bliss Detention Center Alleges Immigrant Children Were Abused and Neglected This article features Government Accountability Project’s anonymous whistleblower client and was originally published here. On September 8, a whistleblower sent a letter to Congress alleging “gross mismanagement” at three U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sites that both housed [...]

2021-09-17T10:22:53-04:00September 17th, 2021|ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

Bloomberg Government: Migrant Care Contracts, Diverted Funds Draw GOP Scrutiny

Migrant Care Contracts, Diverted Funds Draw GOP Scrutiny This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Republican lawmakers want answers from the Biden administration on how the Department of Health and Human Services is awarding contracts and redirecting money for the care of unaccompanied migrant children. Rep. James Comer (Ky.), the top Republican [...]

2021-09-17T10:17:01-04:00September 17th, 2021|ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

Law360: GOP Leaders Probe HHS Over Migrant Youth Shelter Concerns

GOP Leaders Probe HHS Over Migrant Youth Shelter Concerns This article features Government Accountability Project’s clients Arthur Pearlstein and Lauren Reinhold. For the full article, click here. Law360 (September 17, 2021, 10:33 PM EDT) -- House Republicans pressed U.S. health secretary Xavier Becerra to respond to "disturbing" whistleblower complaints of inhumane treatment of children, [...]

2021-09-22T13:27:14-04:00September 17th, 2021|ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

El Paso Matters: A tale of two tent cities: comparing the Fort Bliss sites for Afghans and migrant children

A tale of two tent cities: comparing the Fort Bliss sites for Afghans and migrant children This article features Government Accountability Project’s anonymous whistleblower client and was originally published here. Viewed from above, the two sites housing foreign nationals on Fort Bliss look similar. They’re both a maze of white tents plopped onto a [...]

2021-09-21T11:40:25-04:00September 16th, 2021|ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

Press Statement: OIG Findings of ICE Mismanagement Confirm Whistleblower Concerns Raised Throughout the Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 14, 2021  OIG Findings of ICE Mismanagement Confirm Whistleblower Concerns Raised Throughout the Pandemic  Since the earliest days of the pandemic, whistleblowers have spoken up about mismanagement of COVID-19 in ICE facilities. Now its oversight agency validated those concerns and issued recommendations for reform.   WASHINGTON – On September 7, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security’s [...]