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News Hits2020-02-11T05:21:16-05:00

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 [...]

Buzzfeed News: After Trump’s Ukraine Scandal, Congress Is Moving To Strengthen Whistleblower Protections

Note: this article, featuring our National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. After Trump's Ukraine Scandal, Congress Is Moving To Strengthen Whistleblower Protections Reviewing a summary obtained by BuzzFeed News, one expert said: “These look like incredibly important, excellent reforms." WASHINGTON — Congress is working on strengthening the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, Immigration, In The News|

Coalition Letter to Congress in Support of the CORE Act

May 26, 2020 Coalition Letter to Congress in Support of the CORE Act The Hon. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) The Hon. Charles Schumer (D-NY) United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Hon. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) The Hon. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Members of the [...]

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 [...]

GovExec: Senators Make Bipartisan Push to Expedite Hiring for Workers to Oversee Pandemic Response

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. Senators Make Bipartisan Push to Expedite Hiring for Workers to Oversee Pandemic Response Measure would ensure special investigator has proper resources in light of Trump's recent IG firing spree, senator says. The watchdog office Congress created to oversee trillions [...]

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 [...]

May 20th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, Immigration, In The News|

Common Dreams: Trump Calls Legally Protected Whistleblowing a ‘Racket’ as Fired Scientist Rips President’s Failed Covid-19 Response

Note: this article, featuring our Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. Trump Calls Legally Protected Whistleblowing a 'Racket' as Fired Scientist Rips President's Failed Covid-19 Response "How can federal employees feel safe to speak up when the president wants to take away their legal protections?" President [...]

May 18th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus Pandemic, Coronavirus Whistleblowers, COVID19, In The News|

Foreign Policy: Trump Escalates War on Government Watchdogs

Note: this article, featuring our National Security Analyst and Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. Trump Escalates War on Government Watchdogs President Donald Trump continued his post-impeachment purge of the U.S. government’s top independent watchdogs, telling Congress on Friday night that he was sacking the State [...]

May 18th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus Pandemic, In The News, Inspectors General|

KPFA: Special Broadcast – U.S. House Hearing on Protecting Scientific Integrity in the COVID-19 Response

Note: this broadcast, featuring our Legal Director Tom Devine, can be found here. Special Broadcast - U.S. House Hearing on Protecting Scientific Integrity in the COVID-19 Response Live Broadcast of the U.S. Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing: “Protecting Scientific Integrity in the COVID-19 Response (Panel I). Witnesses [...]

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 [...]

May 15th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, Immigration, In The News|

GovExec: Coronavirus Roundup: Top Federal Officials Self-Quarantine; Updates on SBA, HHS, EPA and Defense Inspector General Probes

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. Coronavirus Roundup: Top Federal Officials Self-Quarantine; Updates on SBA, HHS, EPA and Defense Inspector General Probes There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed. President Trump tweeted on Monday morning, [...]

May 12th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, In The News, Scientific Integrity|

Sign On: Amendments to USA Freedom Reauthorization Act 2020

May 11, 2020 Dear Senators, The undersigned organizations write to urge you to support privacy-protective amendments to H.R. 6172, the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020, to oppose the underlying bill if improvements are not adopted, and to oppose amendments offered that would weaken the bill. We applaud the Senate [...]

May 11th, 2020|Categories: In The News, National Security, Sign-on Letter|

MSN: Trump Wages a War on Watchdogs as Coronavirus Elevates Their Importance

Note: this article, featuring our National Security Analyst and Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. Trump Wages a War on Watchdogs as Coronavirus Elevates Their Importance WASHINGTON — As federal officials spend money at an unprecedented rate to stem coronavirus damage, President Trump is taking on [...]

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 [...]

May 7th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, Immigration, In The News|

Foreign Policy: Senators Question Fitness of Trump’s Nominee for Intelligence Chief

Note: this article, featuring our National Security Analyst and Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. Senators Question Fitness of Trump’s Nominee for Intelligence Chief Ratcliffe gets grilled over his role in misrepresenting the facts during the U.S. president’s impeachment. Rep. John Ratcliffe, a Trump loyalist without [...]

The New Republic: Why Is the Pentagon Still Paying $10 a Gallon for Gas?

Note: this article, written by our Investigator Zack Kopplin, was originally published here. Why Is the Pentagon Still Paying $10 a Gallon for Gas? Amid a global oil collapse, the military is overpaying politically connected contractors to keep its jets fueled in Iraq. As any American who’s passed a gas [...]

May 6th, 2020|Categories: In The News, International, Investigations, National Security, US Army|

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, [...]

May 4th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, Immigration, In The News|
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