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ICE’s Captive Immigrant Labor Force

Original story at The Nation• 2 mentions • 1 week ago

The Nation 1 week ago

 
While the White House rounds up and imprisons migrants, claiming deceptively that they “take jobs” from Americans, human rights advocates say that ICE’s private prison contractors are running a scheme that employs the same “aliens” as a captive workforce in federal detention centers. How did immigrant jailers become immigrant bosses? Private prison companies claim to be benevolently keeping detainees busy with “voluntary” service, but detainees and rights advocates see this supposed volunteering as a byproduct of coercion. According to the Project on Government Oversight’s (POGO) overview of complaints against ICE and its contractors over the past decade, the work imposed ...
 
 
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12 Oct
The Nation @thenation
RT @MarshallProj: Meanwhile, the private-prison lobby is anticipating a 450% expansion of ICE detention contracts. https://t.co/a1BmyrxLhL
12 Oct
Mónica L. Novoa @MoniNovoa
RT @MarshallProj: Meanwhile, the private-prison lobby is anticipating a 450% expansion of ICE detention contracts. https://t.co/a1BmyrxLhL