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May 01, 2021
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – In commemoration of International Workers’ Day, or May Day, Southern Poverty Law Center President and CEO Margaret Huang released the following statement. “As we celebrate the achievements of workers and their...
April 21, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) this week announced an additional 22,000 H-2B visas will be made available to employers this fiscal year. The following statement is from Meredith Stewart, a senior...
Immigrant Justice
March 26, 2021

Content warning: This article contains graphic descriptions of gynecological abuse.

It was a routine duty for staff at a remote immigrant prison in rural Georgia: taking the women held there into town for gynecological appointments.

The vans would leave the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) in Ocilla bound for a nearby doctor’s office or hospital where detention center guards would wait as women underwent procedures, including surgeries, which were approved by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).