U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
More than 30 women say they were subject to non-consensual invasive medical procedures.
The coronavirus pandemic has both highlighted and worsened racial, social and economic inequalities in the United States. In 2020, activists took to the streets to demand justice against police brutality, anti-immigrant policies and more.
Detainees at Bergen County Jail have described rat infestations, undrinkable water and a high-risk environment for spreading COVID-19.
“Defendants ruthlessly beat him, injuring his neck, and twice subjected him to painful tasings that burned his body,” Bakhodir Madjitov's lawsuit reads.
More than 5,000 people have contracted the coronavirus while in immigration detention centers, including more than 800 in the last week.
MSBNC's Chris Hayes reported on at least two women who claim they underwent the procedures without their consent while detained at an ICE facility in Georgia.
At least 173 U.S. representatives called for the DHS inspector general to look into allegations that a doctor is performing mass hysterectomies on migrant women.
Nurse Dawn Wooten says the doctor she dubbed the "uterus collector" also removed the wrong ovary of a patient at Georgia's Irwin County Detention Center.
"We want full accountability,” said Rep. Ilhan Omar, organized the letter along with her Muslim Democratic colleagues Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Andre Carson.
When Muslim immigrants complained to ICE staff and Krome’s chaplain, they were repeatedly ignored, and the chaplain told them, “it is what it is."