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Corrections Corporation of America

It has something to do with the $1.7 billion they made off the privatized incarceration industry just last year.

Detainees

But the private prison company GEO Group is making huge profits locking up immigrants who are often guilty only of the crime of being undocumented.

ICE detention

As the country charts a new course on immigration, New York remains a beacon of hope.

Should these congresspeople really be making decisions on immigration reform when they've taken so much money from the corporations who stand to gain from stricter enforcement measures?

Undocumented activist Marco Saavedra talks with The Nation's Francis Reynolds and Aura Bogado about the struggle to crack open an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center. 

immigration raid

Rejecting proposals to tighten borders, a network of grassroots groups calls for reform based on “human, labor and civil rights for all.”

Inside ICE's secret detention facility on Varick Street in Manhattan.

Immigration agents are holding US residents in unlisted and unmarked subfield offices.

The hard lessons of Guantánamo have yet to be learned, while many of the old mistakes are being repeated.

Blogs

A lawsuit against ICE claimed that immigrant detainees were placed in isolation in retaliation to their hunger strike, a violation of their free speech rights.

April 4, 2014

Hunger strikers at Northwest Detention Center in Washington are demanding better prison conditions and an end to deportations.

March 11, 2014

You just have to go to jail first. 

January 8, 2014

Becky Tallent’s piecemeal approach to immigration reform may appeal to congressmen, but will it ever appeal to voters?

December 10, 2013

A new study shows that neither country is meeting international standards.

December 3, 2013

The SAFE Act would turn millions of undocumented immigrants into criminals overnight, a windfall for the private prison industry.

October 22, 2013

Why would an undocumented immigrant voluntarily walk into an Immigration and Customs Enforcement center and declare his or her status to the officers there?

July 1, 2013

Disclosures show that the Geo Group, the second-largest private prison company in America, misled reporters when it said it would not lobby on comprehensive immigration reform. 

June 4, 2013

Two Guatemalan immigrants apparently commited suicide just two days apart at an Arizona detention center. Some are wondering if their deaths were hate crimes.

May 9, 2013

Twenty-seven-year-old Claudia Muñoz checked into a Michigan facility—to fight for the release of those being unfairly held.

April 15, 2013