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