Immigration Law

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Immigration Private Prison Litigation Expands to New Mexico: Ndambi v. CoreCivic
Posted on 16 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Jacqueline Stevens, Nov. 16, 2018 -"CoreCivic, aka CCA, Sued in New Mexico for Exploiting People Held during Immigration Proceedings "CoreCivic profits from its operation of Cibola by relying heavily on a captive workforce... Read More

More Lawsuits Filed Against Private Immigration Prisons
Posted on 31 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Kate Morrissey, San Diego Union-Tribune, Dec. 30, 2017 - "Immigrants in detention in San Diego are suing a private prison company, alleging exploitation and forced labor that their attorneys say breaks human trafficking laws. The class-action lawsuit... Read More

Immigrants Prove Big Business for Prison Companies
Posted on 2 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The U.S. is locking up more [unauthorized] immigrants than ever, generating lucrative profits for the nation's largest prison companies, and an Associated Press review shows the businesses have spent tens of millions of dollars lobbying lawmakers... Read More

Curtailing Immigration Prison System Can Reduce Spending Without Hurting Public Safety
Posted on 19 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Today, Roll Call published an op-ed we wrote on how curtailing immigration prisons is an easy way for Congress to begin to reduce the deficit, cut government spending, and reform our flawed immigration system. In addition, there are several steps... Read More

Immigration Detention, Inc.
Posted on 23 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"There are some government functions that simply should not be outsourced, and housing prisoners is one of them. A 2001 Bureau of Justice Assistance study found higher rates of assaults on inmates in private jails. And evidence suggests that outsourcing... Read More

Advocacy Groups Target Private Prisons for Immigrants
Posted on 14 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The unnecessary prosecution of nonviolent [unauthorized] immigrants is sending ever larger numbers to poorly managed private prisons, a coalition of advocacy groups said in a report released Thursday, calling on Congress to reject the appropriation... Read More

Immigration Reform and Private Prison Cash
Posted on 28 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As immigration reform picks up steam in Congress, conventional wisdom holds that a handful of key players are shaping the legislation. Labor unions. Big business. Advocacy groups for and against a path to citizenship for the undocumented. But little... Read More

Tags: prisons , reform

Privately Operated Federal Prisons for Immigrants: Expensive. Unsafe. Unnecessary
Posted on 14 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Strolling around the sleepy town of Natchez, Mississippi (pop. 15,672) one may never discover that a flourishing business generating hundreds of millions of dollars in lucrative contracts lies just up the Richard Wright Memorial Highway. The Corrections... Read More