Deport in a Storm

I’ve been holding off sharing a story about ICE, a doctor, and forced medical procedures until there was more coverage of the story. This aspect pushed me over the edge. “As explosive allegations were coming to light about immigrant women who say they’ve been subjected to unwanted hysterectomies and other gynecological procedures, one of those detainees was put on a plane back to her home country.” NPR: ICE Almost Deported Immigrant Woman Who Says She Got Unwanted Surgery While Detained. (They insist the deportation timing was coincidental. She was literally on the plane.)

+ WaPo: ICE flew detainees to Virginia so the planes could transport agents to D.C. protests. A huge coronavirus outbreak followed.

+ Jonathan Blitzer: “We’re at DefCon1 levels of gross mismanagement at the DHS at this point, where each day brings another massive scandal. So many of these scandals are unfolding at once, in real time, that it’s worth highlighting the basic chronology of a few of them from past couple of weeks.”

+ I don’t want to leave you with the impression that the federal government isn’t working for anyone. It’s working for Trump. Trump’s businesses charged Secret Service more than $1.1 million, including for rooms in club shuttered for pandemic.

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