1.A whistleblower claims that the Immigration, Customs, and Enforcement Agency engaged in forced sterilizations of undocumented, immigrant women at one of their detention centers.

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2. One detainee likened the sterilization campaign to an “an experimental concentration camp.”

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3. It's not clear if the women who were sterilized consented to their hysterectomies.
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4. One woman claims that she was “not properly anesthetized during the procedure.”
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5. “According to Wooten, ICDC consistently used a particular gynecologist – outside the facility – who almost always opted to remove all or part of the uterus of his female detainee patients.” (Law & Crime)

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