Go get’em, Nancy!
Courtesy of The Hill:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday called for an immediate investigation into allegations detailed in a whistleblower complaint over “jarring medical neglect” at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center.
The complaint issued Monday alleges detained migrants and nurses at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia reported “high rates of hysterectomies done to immigrant women,” according to a copy of the complaint.
“If true, the appalling conditions described in the whistleblower complaint — including allegations of mass hysterectomies being performed on vulnerable immigrant women — are a staggering abuse of human rights,” Pelosi said in a statement.
“This profoundly disturbing situation recalls some of the darkest moments of our nation’s history, from the exploitation of Henrietta Lacks, to the horror of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, to the forced sterilizations of Black women that Fannie Lou Hamer and so many others underwent and fought,” the Speaker added.
Pelosi called for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) inspector general to “immediately investigate” the allegations detailed in the complaint. She said Congress and the American public “need to know why and under what conditions so many women, reportedly without their informed consent, were pushed to undergo this extremely invasive and life-altering procedure.”
The whistleblower complaint also alleges the Georgia ICE center refused to test detained migrants who had been exposed to the coronavirus or who were symptomatic for COVID-19.
Pelosi also pushed for answers regarding “ICE’s egregious handling of the coronavirus pandemic.”
“Reports such as these point to the urgent need to overhaul our unaccountable detention system and its horrific misuse by the Trump Administration, to ensure that these abuses cannot ever again happen,” she said.
If you have not read that complaint (Link) I suggest that when you do you are sitting down because it is quite shocking.
We knew that these detention centers were modern-day concentration camps but I don’t think that too many of us believed they would start performing experimental surgery on the detainees.
But that is certainly what it sounds like was happening.
So is this it? Have we officially become 1930’s Germany yet?