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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|

Common Dreams: 50+ Racial Justice, Civil Liberties, Worker Advocacy Groups Release Joint Statement Calling for Whistleblower Protections for Frontline Workers

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. 50+ Racial Justice, Civil Liberties, Worker Advocacy Groups Release Joint Statement Calling for Whistleblower Protections for Frontline Workers Alarm sounded after Amazon fires whistleblowers organizing against dangerous workplace conditions that risk exacerbating the spread of COVID-19. WASHINGTON - Today [...]

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 [...]

May 1st, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, Immigration, In The News|

GovExec: Coronavirus Roundup:Justice Dept. ‘On the Lookout’ for Civil Liberties Violations; SBA Site Crashes During Second Rollout

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. Coronavirus Roundup:Justice Dept. ‘On the Lookout’ for Civil Liberties Violations; SBA Site Crashes During Second Rollout There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed. The White House released [...]

April 29th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, Immigration, In The News|

Courier Journal: Kentucky Slaughterhouses Battle the Coronavirus’s Spread Amid Fears of Meat Shortage

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project and the Food Integrity Campaign, was originally published here. Kentucky Slaughterhouses Battle the Coronavirus’s Spread Amid Fears of Meat Shortage Major meat processors across the country have continued to battle coronavirus hotspots in their plants — including in Kentucky. Two Western Kentucky poultry [...]

April 29th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, Food Integrity, In The News|

Federal News Network: Pandemic Board Launches Spending Tracker, But With Little for Oversight Groups to Parse

Note: this article, featuring our Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. Pandemic Board Launches Spending Tracker, But With Little for Oversight Groups to Parse The Pandemic Response Accountability Committee, following a recent leadership shakeup from President Donald Trump, has gained some momentum building an oversight apparatus that’ll [...]

WUSA: Activists Demand Immediate Release of Virginia ICE Detainees Because of Coronavirus Concerns

Note: this article, featuring our clients Drs. Scott Allen and Josiah Rich, was originally published here. Activists Demand Immediate Release of Virginia ICE Detainees Because of Coronavirus Concerns A judge's decision could have broader implications concerning how detainees are kept in custody, as federal law enforcement agencies adjust their operations. [...]

April 27th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, Immigration, In The News|

Bellona: Ten Years After the Deepwater Horizon, New Spills Seem Imminent

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. Ten Years After the Deepwater Horizon, New Spills Seem Imminent Ten years after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, sending some 750 million liters of oil into the Gulf of Mexico over the course of nearly three months, it’s still [...]

April 27th, 2020|Categories: BP Oil Spill Anniversary, In The News|

The Vanguard: THE VANGUARD Asks SF Courts to Allow Press Access to Courtroom Proceedings

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. THE VANGUARD Asks SF Courts to Allow Press Access to Courtroom Proceedings SAN FRANCISCO – THE VANGUARD – similar to consumer groups demanding remote access to the courts on a federal level – last week officially requested that the [...]

April 27th, 2020|Categories: In The News, Judicial Oversight|

Law 360: Congress Urged To Boost Court Access Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. Congress Urged To Boost Court Access Amid COVID-19 Crisis More than two dozen open government groups are calling on Congress to fund real-time remote access to federal court proceedings, suspend PACER fees, broaden whistleblower protections and take other steps [...]

April 27th, 2020|Categories: In The News, Inspectors General, Judicial Oversight|

Bloomberg Law: USDA OKs Record Number of Poultry Line-Speed Waivers in April

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project and the Food Integrity Campaign, was originally published here. USDA OKs Record Number of Poultry Line-Speed Waivers in April The federal government in April approved a record number of line-speed waivers for poultry slaughterhouses—the most ever in a single month—as the Covid-19 public health crisis [...]

April 24th, 2020|Categories: Food Integrity, In The News|

Sign-On: Stimulus Transparency Accountability Letter

April 21, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader United States Senate The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader United States Senate The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker United States House of Representatives The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Minority Leader United States House of Representatives Dear Leader McConnell, Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi, and [...]

HuffPo: A Decade Later, Gulf Residents Suffer From BP’s Toxic Legacy

Note: this article, featuring our legal director Tom Devine, was originally published here.  A Decade Later, Gulf Residents Suffer From BP’s Toxic Legacy The people who cleaned up the 200 million-gallon Deepwater Horizon oil spill say they are still dealing with the health and economic fallout. Rick DuFour has worked [...]

April 20th, 2020|Categories: BP Oil Spill Anniversary, In The News|

Sign On: Stimulus Whistleblowing Protections

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi                                                     The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Speaker of the House                                                                 Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives                                                  U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20514                                                             Washington, D.C. 20514   The Honorable Mitch McConnell                                             The Honorable Chuck Schumer Majority Leader of the United States Senate                         Minority Leader of the United States Senate Washington, [...]

USA Today: To Slow Pandemic, Trump Should Release Nonviolent Immigrants From Detention Centers

Note: this article, featuring disclosures from our clients Scott Allen and Josiah Rich, was originally published here. To Slow Pandemic, Trump Should Release Nonviolent Immigrants From Detention Centers As the virus spreads in detention facilities, it will threaten not only immigrants but also attorneys, visitors, guards, maintenance staff and others. [...]

April 16th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, Immigration, In The News|

Courthouse News: ACLU Pushes Feds for Release or Social Distancing at ICE Detention Facility

Note: this article, featuring our clients Drs. Scott Allen and Josiah Rich, was originally published here. ACLU Pushes Feds for Release or Social Distancing at ICE Detention Facility LOS ANGELES (CN) — While most of the nation continues social distancing, immigrant advocates say conditions at a California immigration detention facility [...]

April 16th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, Immigration, In The News|

The Washington Post: Vacancies Have Hindered the Trump Administration’s Response to the Coronavirus

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. Vacancies Have Hindered the Trump Administration’s Response to the Coronavirus As President Trump tries to defend his sluggish response to the coronavirus pandemic, 18 nongovernmental organizations are pressing against agency vacancies that can hinder federal action. “We fear that the leadership [...]

Yuba Net: Agencies’ Leadership Vacancies Tied to Poor Pandemic Response

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. Agencies’ Leadership Vacancies Tied to Poor Pandemic Response Washington, DC, April 14, 2020—Today 18 civil society organizations that work on government accountability, health, environmental protection, and other concerns urged key Senators to hold the Trump Administration to its obligations [...]

April 15th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, In The News, Inspectors General, US Government|

Yahoo Sports: White House Misses Congressional Deadline to Explain Intelligence Watchdog’s Firing

Note: this article, featuring our Deputy Director of Legislation and National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. White House Misses Congressional Deadline to Explain Intelligence Watchdog's Firing WASHINGTON — The White House is still refusing to give Congress a reason for firing Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, [...]

April 15th, 2020|Categories: In The News, Inspectors General, US Government|

Mother Jones: A Doctor on ICE’s Response to the Pandemic: “You Could Call It COVID-19 Torture”

Note: this article, featuring our clients Drs. Scott Allen and Josiah Rich and Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. A Doctor on ICE’s Response to the Pandemic: “You Could Call It COVID-19 Torture” Instead of releasing people, ICE is holding immigrants in group quarantines the CDC says should only [...]

April 13th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, Family Detention, Immigration, In The News|
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