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Report: Whistleblowing Surgeon Targeted by DOJ, HHS for Exposing Trans Procedures in Texas Children’s Hospital



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A whistleblower surgeon faces persecution by the federal government for telling the truth about secret surgeries on children. Dr. Eithan Haim, 33, exposed that Texas Children’s Hospital, despite announcing the end of its sex-change procedures, secretly continued performing transgender surgeries and treatments on minors.

National Review writes that after trying to keep his head down by anonymously leaking evidence of the procedures to a journalist, Haim decided to go public in January in an effort to protect himself from retaliation by Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services officials.

“After understanding how far this corruption went, I had no other option but to take the story public and fight back,” Haim told National Review. “If I don’t do this now, I’m going to pass on this conflict to my children. That’s something I will not tolerate.”

National Review reports on the details:

On June 23, the day of his graduation from surgical residency last year, two HHS agents showed up to Haim’s home and said they were investigating a case regarding medical records. Haim recalled his mind went blank at that moment.

“There was this deep visceral part of me that knew exactly what was happening — that they were there because we had challenged the political ideology, and they were there to make an example out of me,” Haim said.

He proceeded to invite the federal agents inside. They requested an interview with Haim, but his wife advised him not to speak without a lawyer present.

On their way out the door, the agents handed Haim a target letter from the DOJ. The letter, signed by Tina Ansari, assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Texas, notified the surgeon that he was a potential target in a criminal investigation. The letter did not provide specifics as to what those violations were.

Believing it to be a corrupt investigation, he decided to fight the case. Haim said he’s seen how the DOJ has weaponized itself against American citizens in recent years; however, he didn’t anticipate the level of corruption that would later be uncovered.

After meeting with the DOJ prosecutor multiple times, Haim’s attorneys at Burke Law Group decided to blow the whistle to Congress about instances of blatant misconduct in the case…

…In the letter dated January 24, Haim’s lawyers asked Representatives Jim Jordan (R., Ohio) and Chip Roy (R., Texas) to lead a probe into “the Department of Justice and the weaponization of the federal government” as it concerns their committees’ work. Jordan serves as chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, and Roy is chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Limited Government.

With the congressional request, the whistleblower hopes the DOJ and HHS will be held accountable.

Haim still has not been charged with a crime, although the legal process so far has cost him over $250,000.

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Report: Denver area migrants cost $340 million to shelter, educate



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A report by the free-market Common Sense Institute found the more than 42,000 migrants who have arrived in Denver over the last year and a half have cost the region as much as $340 million. The city of Denver, local school districts, and the region’s health-care system have spent between $216 million and $340 million combined to shelter, feed, clothe, and educate the migrants, and to provide them with emergency medical care.

National Review explains the report builds off a previous report from March that conservatively found that the migrants had cost the region at least $170 million. “Costs are never localized,” said DJ Summers, the institute’s research director. “They expand outward.”

Democratic leaders are being blamed for their welcoming posture toward immigrants generally, and their sanctuary-city policies, which curtail law enforcement’s ability to cooperate with federal immigration agents. Since late December 2022, at least 42,269 migrants — or “newcomers” as Denver leaders call them — have arrived in the city, adds National Review.

The Common Sense Institute report found that the migrant crisis has also hit local emergency rooms hard with extensive expenses. Since December 2022, migrants have made more than 16,000 visits to metro emergency departments. At an estimated cost of about $3,000 per visit, that has resulted in nearly $48 million in uncompensated care.

Summers said those costs are “stressing existing health care organizations,” but they also indirectly hit residents in their pocketbooks through increased insurance prices.

Metro school districts have endured the biggest financial hit — estimated between $98 million and $222 million — according to the Common Sense Institute report. The large range in costs is due to the difficulties researchers had identifying exactly how many new foreign students are tied to the migrant crisis.

The researchers found that since December 2022, 15,725 foreign students have enrolled in local schools. Of those, 6,929 have come from the five countries most closely identified with the migrant crisis — Venezuela, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

On average, it costs a little over $14,000 to educate a student for a year in a Denver-area public school, but Summers said migrant students likely cost more.

“They have transportation needs that are different, they have acculturation needs that are going to be different, language assistance needs that are going to be different,” he said. “Many of them might need to get up to speed in curriculum. They might need outside tutoring.”

Earlier this year, Colorado lawmakers approved $24 million in state funding to help school districts statewide plug budget holes related to the migrant students.

Summers said the updated Common Sense Institute tally is likely still missing some costs related to the ongoing migrant crisis.

“There are definitely additional costs. We just don’t have a great way to measure them just yet,” he said, noting legal fees, crime, and unreported business and nonprofit expenses.

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