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The corporate profiteering Laura Wides-Munoz and Garance Burke won't tell you about (AP, immigration, private prisons) - 08/02/12

... private prison companies make from immigration detention, it's dwarfed by how much other corporations make from illegal immigration itself. Corrupt chicken processors want to lower wages by hiring illegal aliens, major banks want deposits from illegal aliens, want to give them loans, and want to help them send money out of the U.S. Those banks get help with that from the Federal Reserve, which...

How Occupy gets tricked on private immigration detention prisons - 05/22/12

... trying to profit from private immigration detention facilities and immigration detention in general [1]. The elephant in the room - the one that Occupy leaders keep ignoring - is the fact that major banks and corporations seek profits from massive and illegal immigration. Not only do Occupy leaders ignore that side of things, but they'd help those major banks and corporations increase their...

John Morton immigration detention reforms: scaling it back - 01/26/10

... reforms he's making concerning immigration detention. The Immigration Policy Center has a report here, and their summary of his upcoming reforms includes: * [...centralizing] facilities [which] would be managed at the top by federal employees subject to clear, transparent, and fully implemented detention standards (though Morton told the crowd at MPI that they must be "patient" on revised...

NYT, ACLU: government covered up deaths in immigrant detention facilities - 01/09/10

Nina Bernstein of the New York Times offers "Officials Hid Truth About Immigrant Deaths in Jail" (link): Silence has long shrouded the men and women who die in the nation’s immigration jails. For years, they went uncounted and unnamed in the public record. Even in 2008, when The New York Times obtained and published a federal government list of such deaths, few facts were available about who...

DHS revising rules on immigration detention; some actions might be OK, but motives questionable - 10/06/09

From this: Homeland Security Department officials said on Tuesday they would enact far-reaching reforms for how Immigration and Customs Enforcement detains immigrants. The new system will prioritize the removal of criminal aliens and those slated for deportation from the country and seek alternatives to incarceration for others when appropriate, said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano....

Immigration strawman arguments about: civil rights abuses, 287g, family separation, "stateless" children, alternative detention, eVerify - 05/09/09

Rep. Lamar Smith offers "Amnesty Pushers Concoct Six Straw Men" (link), a collection of logical fallacies that illegal immigration supporters use. The points raised aren't of much use unless those supporters - such as nationally-known politicians - are confronted with them, and if you can do that on video that could have a serious impact on those supporters' careers. It includes a section about...

Nina Bernstein, New York Times on immigration and mental illness - 05/04/09

Nina Bernstein of the New York Times offers "Mentally Ill and in Immigration Limbo" (link). While much of the NYT's immigration coverage verges on the manic, in this case the mentally ill person is an illegal alien from China who's caught in a Kafkaesque maze of rules and regulations. It's certainly a tragic story and one that might be fixed by relatively minor changes in the law. However, that's...

ACLU controlling Obama policy? ("Transition Recommendations" wants most immigration enforcement halted, + much more) - 03/17/09

In November, the American Civil Liberties Union released "Actions For Restoring America: Transition Recommendations for President‐Elect Barack Obama" (aclu.org/transition) listing things they wanted him to do the first day, within the first 100 days, and within the first year. Several of their proposals would halt immigration enforcement to a great extent, pending "review". That "review" would...

Nina Bernstein /NYT agitates against immigrant detention centers - 12/27/08

Nina Bernstein of the New York Times offers "Leaning on Jail, City of Immigrants Fills Cells With Its Own" (link), a six-screen, page-one, nine-months-in-the-making attempt by the NYT to push for an end to immigrant detention and for an amnesty for illegal aliens. The Donald W Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls, Rhode Island - privately-operated - was supposed to revitalize the town by...

Senator Bob Menendez uses alleged ICE abuses to hamper immigration enforcement (SPLC, NYT) - 06/16/08

Senator Robert Menendez is a racial demagogue who supports massive Hispanic immigration (of any kind) in order to obtain political power. His latest trick to oppose immigration enforcement was a speech he gave on the Senate floor last week [1] in which he made several inflammatory statements about the government he supposedly works for and highlighted rare examples of abuses - some merely alleged...

DHS OIG: immigrants were mistreated at detention facilities - 01/17/07

The DHS's (Department of Homeland Security) inspector general has released a report claiming that immigrants - apparently both legal and illegal - were mistreated at various ICE facilities around the country: ...U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials and contractors denied timely medical treatment to some of the immigrants, failed to disclose and justify disciplinary actions...

TX Gov. Rick Perry unveils "blueprint for border security" - 10/13/05

From this: ...Saying he is tired of waiting for the federal government to do its job, Texas Gov. Rick Perry unveiled what he called a comprehensive blueprint for border security, which includes the use of the Texas National Guard for training and for deployment in emergencies... The governor said the National Guard troops would be used only for emergencies and not for routine patrolling of...