Immigration

Houston Chronicle: 1 in 5 immigrants at ICE detention in Houston has COVID-19

Note: this article, featuring our client Dr. Scott Allen and our Senior Counsel and Director of Education Dana Gold, was originally published here. 1 in 5 immigrants at ICE detention in Houston has COVID-19 More than 1 in 5 immigrants held at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Houston have tested positive with [...]

PBS News Hour: WATCH: Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearing on incarceration practices during COVID-19

Note: this video and article, featuring our client Dr. Scott Allen, was originally published here. WATCH: Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearing on incarceration practices during COVID-19 The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing June 2 on incarceration practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the hearing live in the video player above. Dr. Scott Allen testified [...]

ABC News: Doctor Who Advised Homeland Security Testifies Against COVID-19 Protocols in Immigration Detention

Note: this article, featuring our client Dr. Scott Allen and our Senior Counsel Dana Gold, was originally published here. Doctor Who Advised Homeland Security Testifies Against COVID-19 Protocols in Immigration Detention Dr. Scott Allen rebuked the administration over detention center conditions. A doctor contracted by the Department of Homeland Security to advise on detention health [...]

Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on ICE and Prison Detention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2020 Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on ICE and Prison Detention Government Accountability Project Client Testifies About Dangers During Pandemic WASHINGTON - Tomorrow, June 2, at 10:00 am, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary will hold a hearing titled “Examining Best Practices for Incarceration and Detention During COVID-19.” Government Accountability [...]

NowThis: COVID-19 Crisis in ICE Detention Centers

Note: this video, featuring our client Dr. Josiah 'Jody' Rich and Government Accountability Project, can be found here. COVID-19 Crisis in ICE Detention Centers ‘We’re like rats trapped in a cage. If one of us gets sick, we’re all going to get sick.’ — These migrant detainees are sharing what it’s like inside an ICE [...]

WOLA: Beyond the Wall: The Human Consequences of ICE Detention Centers

Note: this podcast, featuring our Senior Council and Director of Education Dana Gold, can be found here. Beyond the Wall: The Human Consequences of ICE Detention Centers In this episode of Beyond the Wall, Mario Moreno, VP for Communications conducts two interviews regarding the harrowing conditions migrants face in ICE detention centers during the COVID-19 [...]

New York Times: ‘Everybody Was Sick’: Inside an ICE Detention Center

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. ‘Everybody Was Sick’: Inside an ICE Detention Center Like jails, ICE facilities are faced with tough decisions as to how to keep their dense populations safe. Last month, Makalay Tarawally propped her 2-month-old in front of her phone so that his father could meet [...]

The Appeal: ‘We Are Scared’: Stuck Inside ICE Detention’s Coronavirus Epicenter

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. ‘We Are Scared’: Stuck Inside ICE Detention’s Coronavirus Epicenter People incarcerated in the Otay Mesa Detention Center decry crowded units and substandard medical care as COVID-19 tears through the facility. Update: At around 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, 57-year-old Carlos Ernesto Escobar Mejia, an ICE detainee [...]

The New Mexico Political Report: Groups Rally Outside Cibola County Jail

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. Groups Rally Outside Cibola County Jail Without intervention, as much as 100 percent of immigrants in detention centers could test positive for COVID-19 within the next 90 days and overwhelm state healthcare systems, according to a recent study. The study, produced by the Washington D.C., [...]

The Crime Report: Most Immigration Detainees Could Get COVID-19: Report

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. Most Immigration Detainees Could Get COVID-19: Report A new report predicts that within 90 days, between 72 percent and nearly 100 percent of people in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency will be infected with coronavirus, The Appeal reports in an email [...]

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