“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: More Whistleblowers Call Attention to Mistreatment of Immigrant Children

More Whistleblowers Call Attention to Mistreatment of Immigrant Children This article features our clients Arthur Pearlstein, Lauren Reinhold, Laurie Elkin, and Justin Mulaire and was originally published here. On July 7, two whistleblowers sent a letter to Congress alleging “gross mismanagement and specific endangerment to public health and safety” at the Fort Bliss Emergency Intake Site (EIS) [...]

The Hill: Excerpt from ‘When will the government apply its vaccine effort to migrants in ICE detention?’

Excerpt from 'When will the government apply its vaccine effort to migrants in ICE detention?' This op-ed was written by our clients Drs. Scott A. Allen and Josiah D. Rich and was originally published here. 'President Biden is correct to cite the success of vaccines in reducing the impact of COVID-19 on individuals and communities. In [...]

Business Insider Australia: ‘We have already caught staff with minors inappropriately’: recordings indicate sexual misconduct at migrant shelter, according to report

‘We have already caught staff with minors inappropriately’: recordings indicate sexual misconduct at migrant shelter, according to report This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Audio obtained by NBC News from a May staff training session at Fort Bliss appears to capture a federal contractor discussing staff sexual misconduct with minors. Fort Bliss, [...]

The Livingston Parish News: Audio released detailing complaints of abuse of unaccompanied minors at migrant facility

Audio released detailing complaints of abuse of unaccompanied minors at migrant facility This article features our clients Arthur Pearlstein and Lauren Reinhold and was originally published here. After two federal workers came forward as whistleblowers filing a complaint with Congress over how unaccompanied minors are being treated at a temporary facility at Fort Bliss, audio [...]

Axios: Whistleblowers: Depression plagues migrant children in border camp

Whistleblowers: Depression plagues migrant children in border camp This article features Government Accountability Project and our client Arthur Pearlstein and was originally published here. Unaccompanied migrant children detained in the U.S. Fort Bliss Army base in Texas live in poor mental and physical conditions, according to a whistleblower complaint submitted to Congress and government watchdogs on Wednesday. Why it [...]

El Paso Herald-Post: Op-Ed: Chaos at Fort Bliss Refugee Camp

Op-Ed: Chaos at Fort Bliss Refugee Camp This article features our clients Arthur Pearlstein and Lauren Reinhold and was originally published here. One would think that $1,000,000,000 paid to contractors would result in gold-star treatment! But it didn’t. This bottomless pit of taxpayer-dollar-at-waste paid for “organizational chaos.” Both reports I read described the living conditions [...]

The Hill: Federal contractor raises allegations of sexual misconduct at Fort Bliss facility: report

Federal contractor raises allegations of sexual misconduct at Fort Bliss facility: report This article features our clients Arthur Pearlstein and Lauren Reinhold and was originally published here. A federal contractor at a facility housing unaccompanied minors in Fort Bliss, Texas, allegedly said staff members were engaging in inappropriate sexual conduct with minors in the shelter, according [...]

Hill Reporter: Whistleblowers at Border Shelter Say They Were Told to ‘Downplay’ COVID Outbreak Among Kids

Whistleblowers at Border Shelter Say They Were Told to ‘Downplay’ COVID Outbreak Among Kids This article features our clients Arthur Pearlstein and Lauren Reinhold and was originally published here. Two more whistleblowers have come forward to allege that children were mistreated by contractors and senior federal employee managers at a Department Health and Human Services [...]