Stories tagged: "immigration detention centers"


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This Woman Came to the US for a Better Life. She Says ICE’s Abuse Awaited Her Instead.

Elizabeth was detained when her baby was just 4 months old. She is part of a class-action petition and complaint that includes 14 women who claim they suffered medical abuse while in immigration custody.

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Lawyers and Victims Are Narrowing in on Notorious Georgia ICE Gynecologist

A Georgia ICE gynecologist is being accused of performing medical procedures against the consent of detained women.

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545 Migrant Children Aren’t Missing Their Parents. It’s Actually 666 Migrant Children.

Lawyers say the original group of migrant children missing parents had contact information. This new group has zero information on file.

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.

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ICE Is Holding Unaccompanied Babies in Hotels Before Deportation. Here’s What We Know.

The Trump administration is detaining immigrant children as young as 1 in hotels, sometimes for weeks, before deporting them to their home countries.

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‘They’re Treating Us Like Animals’: Detainees Say Disinfectant Used by ICE Is Making Them Sick

The disinfectant, which has proven toxic, should only be used outdoors or in a well-ventilated area, according to the manufacturer’s own safety standards.