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Shadowproof: Bills In Congress Would Grant Federal Whistleblowers Access to Courts

Bills In Congress Would Grant Federal Whistleblowers Access to Courts This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here.  Legislation introduced in Congress would fill multiple gaps in federal whistleblower protections and finally grant access to courts and jury trials for review of their cases. All private sector [...]

August 11th, 2020|Categories: Congress: Legislation and Oversight, In The News, Whistleblower Rights|

The New Republic: How Mike Pompeo Built a Blood-for-Oil Pipeline

How Mike Pompeo Built a Blood-for-Oil Pipeline This article was written by our Investigator Zack Kopplin and was originally published here.  Donald Trump’s plan in Syria is simple: Commit war crimes. Last October, the president unilaterally withdrew most American troops from their positions in Syria. He was convinced to leave only a few [...]

August 7th, 2020|Categories: In The News, Investigations|

Stat News: When the treatment is torture: ICE must stop using solitary confinement for Covid-19 quarantine

When the treatment is torture: ICE must stop using solitary confinement for Covid-19 quarantine This article was written by our client Ellen Gallagher. After months of social distancing, many of us are feeling its effects. Experts have delineated the mental and physical health impacts of isolation caused by the pandemic, and [...]

August 7th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, COVID19, ICE solitary confinement, Immigration, In The News|

Government Executive: They Sounded the Alarm, Evacuated Americans and Started Working on a Vaccine

They Sounded the Alarm, Evacuated Americans and Started Working on a Vaccine Behind-the-scenes stars of the federal government’s coronavirus response. This article mentions our Legal Director Tom Devine and client Jay Brainard.  The federal government’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic has been mixed at best. Government officials arguably underestimated [...]

August 6th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Pandemic, Coronavirus Whistleblowers, In The News, TSA|

WNYC: Frank Serpico Has Seen This All Before

Frank Serpico Has Seen This All Before This show features Government Accountability Project's Legal Director Tom Devine and originally aired here. In recent months, we've been able to witness police misconduct from anywhere in the nation, via smartphone video captured by civilians and activists on the ground. More often than not, though, [...]

August 3rd, 2020|Categories: In The News, Police accountability, Whistleblower Rights|

HuffPost: Au Pairs Come To The U.S. Seeking Cultural Exchange, But The State Department Often Fails To Protect Them

Au Pairs Come To The U.S. Seeking Cultural Exchange, But The State Department Often Fails To Protect Them This article was written by our Investigator Zack Kopplin and was originally published here. Nathalie Torres del Castillo dreamed of attending medical school in the United States. But before she started applying [...]

July 31st, 2020|Categories: In The News, Investigations|

AlterNet: Kids remain in ICE custody as federal judge’s deadline for release comes and goes

Kids remain in ICE custody as federal judge’s deadline for release comes and goes Note: this article mentions Government Accountability Project and our Senior Counsel Dana Gold, and was originally published here. A federal judge’s deadline for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release children detained with their parents at migrant family jails [...]

July 30th, 2020|Categories: COVID19, Family Detention, Immigration, In The News|

Government Executive: Advocacy Groups Press Congress to Support Pandemic Whistleblower Protection Legislation

Note: this article mentions Government Accountability Project and was originally published here.  Advocacy Groups Press Congress to Support Pandemic Whistleblower Protection Legislation On Thursday evening, a group of whistleblower advocacy and government accountability organizations urged Congress to pass legislation that would enhance protections for coronavirus-related whistleblowers. Twenty-seven groups wrote to [...]

July 27th, 2020|Categories: Congress: Legislation and Oversight, In The News|

New Republic: How Taxpayer Dollars May Have Bought a Kurdish Strongman’s Beverly Hills Mansions

Note: this article, written by our Investigator Zack Kopplin, was originally published here. How Taxpayer Dollars May Have Bought a Kurdish Strongman’s Beverly Hills Mansions A story of Iraqi politics, Pentagon oil contracts, and an ongoing foreign policy disaster Bribing one politician is bad. Bribing all the politicians is worse. [...]

July 24th, 2020|Categories: In The News, International, Investigations|

Big Easy Magazine: Louisiana Detention Facility Mistreats Sick Immigrants as COVID-19 Spreads

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project and our clients, was originally published here. Louisiana Detention Facility Mistreats Sick Immigrants as COVID-19 Spreads A Richwood, Louisiana, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility, run by LaSalle Corrections, has seen a rash of Covid-19 cases. LaSalle Corrections is a privately-owned company [...]

July 24th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, Immigration, In The News|

AlterNet: Whistleblowers Say ICE Intentionally Withheld Personal Protective Equipment During COVID-19 Pandemic

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project and our client, was originally published here. Whistleblowers Say ICE Intentionally Withheld Personal Protective Equipment During COVID-19 Pandemic Just when you think Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) cannot get any worse, reports of their cruel tactics reach new heights. Mother Jones reports that two whistleblowers from Richwood [...]

July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, Immigration, In The News|

Republic World: US Lawmakers Come Up With Bill For Feds To Reveal Identity Amid Portland Controversy

Note: this article, featuring our Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. US Lawmakers Come Up With Bill For Feds To Reveal Identity Amid Portland Controversy US lawmakers New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Washington DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton to introduce a new bill on 'secret [...]

Mother Jones: Whistleblowers Say ICE Detention Center Used Deceptive Tricks to Conceal COVID Outbreak

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project and our clients, was originally published here. Whistleblowers Say ICE Detention Center Used Deceptive Tricks to Conceal COVID Outbreak One was instructed to crank the AC to “freeze out” detainees with fevers that ICE wanted to deport. In May, Officer Smith was at [...]

July 21st, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, Immigration, In The News|

Common Dreams: With Bill to Mandate Identifying Info on Officer Uniforms, AOC Says US ‘Should Not Have Secret Police’

Note: this article, featuring our Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. With Bill to Mandate Identifying Info on Officer Uniforms, AOC Says US 'Should Not Have Secret Police' "If an officer violates their agency's policies, their victim should have the ability to report them to their [...]

The Nation: A House Bill Would Require Feds to Identify Themselves

Note: this article, featuring our Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. A House Bill Would Require Feds to Identify Themselves Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will introduce the legislation, following controversial arrests in Portland. Following a storm of controversy over arrests by federal agents in Portland, Ore., New [...]

The Wichita Eagle: This Kansas Official Pushed the TSA to Take COVID-19 Precautions on a National Level

Note: this article, featuring our Legal Director Tom Devine and our client Jay Brainard, was originally published here. This Kansas Official Pushed the TSA to Take COVID-19 Precautions on a National Level When Jay Brainard first heard in January that a deadly virus could spread from China through air travel, [...]

July 20th, 2020|Categories: Aviation Whistleblowing, Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, In The News, TSA|

USA Today: We Were Whistleblowers for Family Separation Back in 2018. It’s Happening Again.

Note: this op ed, written by our clients Drs. Scott Allen, Pamela McPherson, and Josiah Rich, was originally published here. We Were Whistleblowers for Family Separation Back in 2018. It's Happening Again. Two years ago, we watched in horror as our employer separated children from their parents as part of [...]

KNOE News: Whistleblowers Allege Unsafe Conditions at Richwood Correctional Center, Watchdog Group Reports

Note: this article, featuring our Deputy Director of the International Program Samantha Feinstein and our clients, was originally published here. Whistleblowers Allege Unsafe Conditions at Richwood Correctional Center, Watchdog Group Reports MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The Government Accountability Project watchdog group is reporting unsafe conditions at the Richwood Correctional Center [...]

July 15th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, Family Detention, Immigration, In The News|

Huff Post: The COVID-19 Crisis Is Exploding Inside ICE Detention Centers

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project and our clients, was originally published here. The COVID-19 Crisis Is Exploding Inside ICE Detention Centers Thousands of guards and detainees are testing positive in facilities where safety and social distancing are impossible. Cases of COVID-19 are erupting inside dozens of Immigration and [...]

July 15th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, Family Detention, Immigration, In The News|

Buzzfeed News: The Government’s Own Experts Say Separating Immigrant Families During The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Add To Their Mental Trauma

Note: this article, featuring our clients Drs. Scott Allen, Pamela McPherson, and Josiah Rich, and our Senior Counsel Dana Gold, was originally published here. The Government's Own Experts Say Separating Immigrant Families During The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Add To Their Mental Trauma Separating families during the pandemic is "nothing less [...]

July 14th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, Family Detention, Immigration, In The News|
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