DHS Investigating Whistleblower Claims

Nurse alleges crimes against humanity at ICE facility.

Earlier this week, a nurse identified as Dawn Wooten released allegations that an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility in Irwin County Georgia was performing unnecessary hysterectomies on Spanish-speaking women.

Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli stated that they have dispatched a team to investigate the allegations in addition to requesting an expedited review from the Office of Inspector General.

“Particularly on the medical side, if any of the allegations were true, we’d be very concerned to correct them as quickly as possible,” said the deputy secretary. “I want to be clear that we don’t assume that a complaint is either accurate or inaccurate right out of the box, so we immediately started checking based on the allegations.”

Though existing documentation from the facility to Washington does not support the allegations, Cuccinelli said the DHS audit team of legal and medical personnel will review the original records at the facility. He said DHS wants to make sure ”that we have the truth in front of us and can correct any mistakes that are being made at the facility.”

While the complaint “raises red flags regarding the rate at which hysterectomies are performed on immigrant women under ICE custody at ICDC,” no immigrants have come forward or currently been identified as victims of the alleged procedures.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Department of Homeland Security as they endeavor to safeguard those who seek to enter the country.
  • That God would help the administration determine the truth of these allegations. 
  • For God to enable ICE to protect the vulnerable. 

Sources: National Review, NPR, AP


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