Stories tagged: "ICE"


Dawn Wooten, left, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, speaks at a Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 news conference in Atlanta protesting conditions at the immigration jail. Wooten says authorities denied COVID-19 tests to immigrants, performed questionable hysterectomies and shredded records in a complaint filed to the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)
DHS Announces Investigation into Claims of ICE Detainees Being Sterilized Without Their Consent

A whistleblower reported earlier this week that immigrant women detained at a Georgia detention center were being forced to undergo unnecessary gynecological procedures without their consent.

An ICE detention-center nurse this week alleged misconduct over women being given hysterectomies against their will. Her complaint extends the list of alleged abuses that have occurred inside of immigrant detention centers around the country. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Hysterectomies and Denied Dialysis: An Immigration Lawyer Explains How Atrocities Can Happen in Immigrant Detention Centers

COURIER spoke with an immigration lawyer familiar with the neglect that allegedly took place at LaSalle Corrections’ private immigrant detention centers. She claims hysterectomies are only the part of the story.

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Shocking New Docuseries Highlights ICE’s Many Abuses. Will It Be Enough to Wake People Up?

Will the docuseries 'Immigration Nation' spur the U.S. to end ICE's human rights abuses and demand immigration policy change?

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75% of Detained Immigrants at Virginia Detention Center Have COVID-19

Detained immigrants are begging to be released from detention centers throughout the country as coronavirus cases continue to spread inside the facilities.

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ICE Is Transferring Detainees From Facility to Facility Without Testing Them for COVID-19

The agency has been moving detainees who are asymptomatic but may be carrying COVID-19, immigration officials admitted during a federal court hearing.

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Salvadoran Man Becomes First ICE Detainee to Die From Coronavirus

Carlos Ernesto Escobar Mejia and his sisters came from El Salvador with their mother in 1980 during the country’s civil war, and he was the only one unable to obtain a green card.

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Trump Says He’s a Friend of Florida, Is That Really True?

President Trump’s 'Do as I Say Not as I Do' frienemy delays on his COVID-19 response have impacted Florida's health system and economy. This is how.