AJC, September 26, 2020
Ga. ICE detainees tell congressional delegation of unwanted gynecological procedures
“This is a horror story,” said U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat of New York, one of 10 members of Congress, all Democrats, who toured the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla nearly two weeks after a whistleblower alleged detainees had been sterilized without their consent. “This facility should be shut down.”
Democracy Now, September 22, 2020
Whistleblower Nurse in ICE Jail Alleges Forced Sterilization & Neglect Amid 8th COVID Death
“[…] The doctor who carried out the procedures became known to women inside the facility as “the uterus collector.” Whistleblower Dawn Wooten, a nurse at the Irwin County Detention Center, says the neglect and abuse at the facility was “jaw-dropping.” […]”
The Guardian, September 22, 2020
He fought wildfires while imprisoned. California reported him to Ice for deportation
Kao Saelee told the Guardian his sister was waiting outside the prison to pick him up on his release date, but guards transferred him to US immigration
Slate, September 18 2020
Why Did It Take a Sterilization Scandal to Retrigger Our Outrage Over ICE?
What’s happening in immigration detention centers should get attention no matter what is uncovered about forced hysterectomies.
The Washington Post, September 17, 2020
ICE arrested an undocumented immigrant on church grounds. They lied to coax him out, family and attorney say.
“[…] the agents said he just had to come with them to make sure the GPS monitor was working. But once he was outside, […] ICE officers handcuffed him and handed the apple and water back to her. He was detained in Baltimore and then transferred to Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Ga., to await deportation.”
The Texas Republic and Propublica, September 15th, 2020
ICE deported a key witness in investigation of sexual assault and harassment at El Paso detention center
Department of Homeland Security and Justice Department inspectors general are investigating allegations that ICE guards assaulted detainees in camera blind spots.
The Intercept, September 15 2020
“He just empties you all out”: Whistleblower reports high number of hysterectomies at ICE detention facility
“People ask you why I got a hysterectomy. I couldn’t explain it. The only thing I have to say is that I’m sorry.”
Vice News, September 14, 2020
Staggering Number of Hysterectomies Happening at ICE Facility, Whistleblower Says
“We’ve questioned among ourselves, like, goodness, he’s taking everybody’s stuff out,” said a former nurse at the facility. “That’s his specialty, he’s the uterus collector.”
Refinery29, September 14 2020
An ICE Nurse Revealed That A Georgia Detention Center Is Performing Mass Hysterectomies
On Monday, a nurse at a private immigration detention center in Georgia came forward about a range of dangerous medical practices at a U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility. According to her, the center has not only ignored COVID-19 protocols, but is actively performing mass hysterectomies on detained people.
CNN, September 3, 2020
The US detained hundreds of migrant children in hotels as the pandemic flared
Hundreds of migrant children have been held in hotels and guarded by government contractors in recent months as part of a secretive new system that advocates warn puts kids in danger.
NBC News, May 31, 2020
ICE keeps transferring detainees around the country, leading to COVID-19 outbreaks
Detainee transfers have led to COVID-19 outbreaks in facilities in at least 5 states. Despite limited testing, over 1,400 detainees have tested positive.