Press Releases2020-11-23T09:44:37-05:00

Press Release: Immigrant Advocates Demand End Date to Terminate ICE Contract at Notorious Georgia Detention Center

PRESS CONTACT Danielle Rodriguez, SisterSong danielle@sistersong.net (312) 774-8914 Immigrant Advocates Demand End Date to Terminate ICE Contract at Notorious Georgia Detention Center SEPTEMBER 1, 2021, Ocilla, GA—Frontline communities and advocates are seeking government records regarding public officials’ progress and timeline for ending ICE operations at the Irwin County Detention [...]

September 1st, 2021|Categories: ICE Detention, Immigration, Press release|

Press Release: More Whistleblowers Step Forward with New Complaints of Gross Mismanagement, Waste and Abuses of Authority at the Fort Bliss Site for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2021 More Whistleblowers Step Forward with New Complaints of Gross Mismanagement, Waste and Abuses of Authority at the Fort Bliss Site for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children WASHINGTON—Today, Government Accountability Project, filed its second complaint with federal oversight agencies detailing abuses at the Fort Bliss, Texas [...]

July 28th, 2021|Categories: COVID19, ICE Detention, Immigration, Press release|

Press Release: Inspector General Clears Six Voice of America Whistleblowers of Wrongdoing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 8, 2021 Inspector General Clears Six Voice of America Whistleblowers of Wrongdoing State Department Inspector General Finds Charges Levied by Trump Political Appointees Against Six Senior Executives to be Pretextual, Created to Support Predetermined Decision  WASHINGTON – Government Accountability Project applauds the State Department’s Office [...]

July 8th, 2021|Categories: Press release, VOA Whistleblowers|

[UPDATED] Press Release: Whistleblowers’ Complaints of Gross Mismanagement at Fort Bliss Immigrant Children’s Site Ignored

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 7, 2021 [UPDATED] Whistleblowers’ Complaints of Gross Mismanagement at Fort Bliss Immigrant Children’s Site Ignored Alarming Conditions at Site Managed by Department of Health and Human Services Put Immigrant Children at Needless Risk WASHINGTON—Today, Government Accountability Project disclosed abuses at the Fort Bliss, Texas Emergency [...]

July 7th, 2021|Categories: ICE Detention, Immigration, Press release|

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Applauds Landmark Whistleblower Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 29, 2021   Government Accountability Project Applauds Landmark Whistleblower Legislation  WASHINGTON— Government Accountability Project today praised the House Committee on Oversight and Reform for approving landmark legislation to modernize the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) of 1989. The last time Congress updated our national whistleblowing law was through the Whistleblowing Protection Enhancement Act of 2012, which passed after a [...]

Press Release: Department of Homeland Security Medical Experts Blow the Whistle on Ongoing Dangers from COVID-19 in Immigration Detention Settings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 25, 2021 Department of Homeland Security Medical Experts Blow the Whistle on Ongoing Dangers from COVID-19 in Immigration Detention Settings WASHINGTON—Today, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) medical and mental health subject matter experts are blowing the whistle [...]

June 25th, 2021|Categories: COVID19, Immigration, Press release|

Press Statement: Asylum Seekers with Closed Cases Under the Trump-Era “Remain in Mexico” Policy Now Eligible to Pursue Asylum Claims

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:June 23, 2021Asylum Seekers with Closed Cases Under the Trump-Era “Remain in Mexico” Policy Now Eligible to Pursue Asylum ClaimsWASHINGTON—On June 22, 2021, the Biden administration announced that starting today, June 23, asylum seekers whose cases were closed under the Trump administration’s "Remain in Mexico" policy, also known [...]

June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Department of Homeland Security, Immigration, Press release|

Press Release: Government Accountability Project and the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund Launch the Scientific Integrity Reporting Project

Government Accountability Project and the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund Launch the Scientific Integrity Reporting Project WASHINGTON—Today, Government Accountability Project and the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund (CSLDF), in partnership with the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI), the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health, [...]

June 16th, 2021|Categories: Press release, Scientific Integrity|

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Urges Lawmakers to Include Whistleblower Protections in Law Enforcement Accountability Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 2021 Government Accountability Project Urges Lawmakers to Include Whistleblower Protections in Law Enforcement Accountability Legislation WASHINGTON – With reports that congressional negotiators are approaching agreement on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, Tom Devine, legal director for the Government Accountability Project, issued the [...]

June 10th, 2021|Categories: Police accountability, Press release|

Press Release: Whistleblowers Reveal Former Head of Voice of America Overseer Abused His Authority to Investigate “Disloyal” Federal Employees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2021 Whistleblowers Reveal Former Head of Voice of America Overseer Abused His Authority to Investigate “Disloyal” Federal Employees New Document Shows that Trump Appointee Michael Pack Relied on a Pretextual Justification Crafted by Political Appointees to Pay Over $1.8 Million for Legal Services to [...]

June 1st, 2021|Categories: Press release, VOA Whistleblowers|