Immigration

The Daily Californian: Reparations for CA forced sterlization survivors: Support AB 1007

Reparations for CA forced sterilization survivors: Support AB 1007 This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Between 1909 and 1979, California forcibly sterilized over 20,000 people of color, people with disabilities and imprisoned people. Based on white supremacist eugenics laws and ableist conceptions of who was “unfit to reproduce,” people [...]

Women Whistleblowers in the Trump Era: A Celebration of Women Who Refused to Be Silenced (Part 2)

Women Whistleblowers in the Trump Era: A Celebration of Women Who Refused to Be Silenced (Part 2) By Sarah Hubbard Government Accountability Project is recognizing Women’s History Month by spotlighting women whistleblowers who have made a difference. Read part one of this series here. Dawn Wooten In July 2020, attorneys at Project South [...]

2021-03-31T14:27:38-04:00March 31st, 2021|Blog, Immigration, National Security, VOA Whistleblowers|

Letter to the Department of Homeland Security re: ICE Detention File Revi

Alejandro Mayorkas Secretary U.S. Department of Homeland Security 3801 Nebraska Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20016 Tae Johnson Acting Director U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 500 12th St. SW Washington, D.C. 20536 Esther Olavarria Deputy Director Domestic Policy Council 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20500 March 29, 2021 Dear Secretary Mayorkas, Acting Director Johnson, and [...]

2021-03-30T09:56:05-04:00March 30th, 2021|ICE Detention, Immigration, Letter|

Women Whistleblowers in the Trump Era: A Celebration of Women Who Refused to Be Silenced (Part 1)

Women Whistleblowers in the Trump Era: A Celebration of Women Who Refused to Be Silenced (Part 1) By Sarah Hubbard In celebration of Women’s History Month every March, our nation honors women who have made great contributions to American history. Government Accountability Project celebrates a sometimes overlooked group of women who have served our nation [...]

2021-03-26T12:17:05-04:00March 26th, 2021|Blog, Climate Science, Food Integrity, Immigration|

Letter to the Department of Homeland Security on Media Access to Border Facilities

March 24th, 2021 Hon. Alejandro Mayorkas Secretary of Homeland Security Washington, DC 20528 Re. Media Access to Border Facilities Dear Secretary Mayorkas, The undersigned organizations urgently request that you reverse the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) position on blocking media access to border facilities. As you are aware, the last three presidential administrations have granted [...]

2021-03-24T11:25:28-04:00March 24th, 2021|Immigration, Letter|

The Intercept: “Dying of Cold”: ICE Detainees Freezing in Southern Prisons

“Dying of Cold”: ICE Detainees Freezing in Southern Prisons This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. IN LOUISIANA AND Texas, immigrants seeking asylum are facing dire conditions in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers hit by this week’s extreme cold. At the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas, advocates [...]

KQED: Trusted Leaders Are Fighting COVID-19 Vaccine Fears in Black and Latino Communities

Trusted Leaders Are Fighting COVID-19 Vaccine Fears in Black and Latino Communities This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Luz María Abonce arrived in San Jose more than 15 years ago. Over time, she’s been to graduations, quinceañeras, workshops and made dozens of friends throughout the eastern part of the [...]

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Praises DHS Secretary Mayorkas for Acting on Whistleblower’s Warning to Disapprove Dubious Agreements with ICE Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 17, 2021 Government Accountability Project Praises DHS Secretary Mayorkas for Acting on Whistleblower’s Warning to Disapprove Dubious Agreements with ICE Union WASHINGTON – On February 16, the Department of Homeland Security disapproved labor-management agreements intended to hamstring the Biden administration entered into by former political appointee Kenneth T. Cuccinelli just before [...]

CBS News: Homeland Security officials scrap Trump-era union deal that could have stalled Biden’s immigration policies

Homeland Security officials scrap Trump-era union deal that could have stalled Biden's immigration policies This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday moved to scrap a contract signed at the tail end of the Trump administration that could have allowed a union of [...]

USA Today: Potential whistleblowers deserve more support. Their moral choices protect our democracy.

Potential whistleblowers deserve more support. Their moral choices protect our democracy. This article was written by our Executive Director and CEO Louis Clark and Auburn Senior Fellow and author Brian D. McLaren and was originally published here. Sometimes government wrongdoing is on full display. We all witnessed the thousands of aggrieved supporters of then-President Donald [...]

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