National Security & Human Rights

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 [...]

The Hill: Marquis Who’s Who presents their inaugural African American Catalysts for Change list

Marquis Who's Who presents their inaugural African American Catalysts for Change list This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Black History Month has presented a specific opportunity to honor the heritage of Black Americans ever since it was first celebrated in 1926, and later when it became an officially recognized [...]

151 Civil Rights Organizations Oppose a New Domestic Terrorism Charge

January 19, 2021 Dear Members of Congress: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (The Leadership Conference), a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 220 national organizations to promote and protect civil and human rights in the United States, and the undersigned 151 organizations, we write to express [...]

2021-01-25T11:46:58-05:00January 25th, 2021|Letter, National Security & Human Rights|

Whistleblower News Network: Whistleblowers in 2020

Whistleblowers in 2020 This article features our client Dawn Wooten and Jay Brainard and was originally published here. In 2020, it seemed as though whistleblowers were in the news more than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic was, of course, the year’s biggest news story, and whistleblowers played an important role throughout its development. Early on, whistleblowers [...]

Explica: More migrant women join the demand for gynecological abuses in a detention center-CVBJ

More migrant women join the demand for gynecological abuses in a detention center-CVBJ This article features Government Accountability Project and our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Nail 40 immigrant women in a Georgia detention center have filed a class action lawsuit in which they claim they suffered medical abuse when subjected to Unnecessary surgical procedures [...]

The Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations: The Future of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Under a Biden Administration

The Future of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Under a Biden Administration This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. During the Trump administration, a substantial number of human rights violations were committed by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. ICE detention facilities held migrant detainees in inhumane conditions with [...]

News One: Migrant Women File Suit Alleging Abuse and Nonconsensual Hysterectomies at Georgia Detention Center

Migrant Women File Suit Alleging Abuse and Nonconsensual Hysterectomies at Georgia Detention Center This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here.  A new class-action lawsuit claims dozens of migrant women have suffered medical abuse or endured nonconsensual surgeries while being detained in Georgia. The legal action was ignited by a Black nurse [...]

Common Dreams: Class-Action Suit Sought Over ‘Disturbing Pattern of Inhumane Medical Abuse’ of ICE Detainees Including Forced Hysterectomies

Class-Action Suit Sought Over ‘Disturbing Pattern of Inhumane Medical Abuse’ of ICE Detainees Including Forced Hysterectomies This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Lawyers representing a group of migrant women detained at a Georgia facility run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement are seeking a class-action lawsuit as they allege "a [...]

The Washington Post: Immigration detainees file for class-action lawsuit against ICE and Georgia gynecologist, alleging misconduct

Immigration detainees file for class-action lawsuit against ICE and Georgia gynecologist, alleging misconduct This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here.  A group of immigrant women detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is seeking a class-action lawsuit against the agency, alleging they received subpar gynecological care — or faced retaliation for [...]

NBC News: Migrant women file class-action lawsuit for alleged medical abuse at ICE detention center

Migrant women file class-action lawsuit for alleged medical abuse at ICE detention center This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. About 40 migrant women who were held at a Georgia detention center have filed a class-action lawsuit alleging they were subjected to medical abuse through nonconsensual or unnecessary procedures while [...]

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