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Immigration Private Prison Litigation Expands to New Mexico: Ndambi v. CoreCivic

November 16, 2018 (1 min read)

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 of civilly detained immigrants, including Plaintiffs, to perform labor necessary to keep Cibola operational and provide the services it is obligated to provide under the terms of its contract with Cibola County, New Mexico." From lawsuit filed Wednesday, November 14, 2018.  This is the first lawsuit filed based on claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  It also alleges violations of New Mexico's minimum wage law and its common law prohibiting unjust enrichment.  Please go here for more information, including on how to join the class."