Using Jailed Migrants as a Pool of Cheap Labor

Using Jailed Migrants as a Pool of Cheap Labor

"As the federal government cracks down on immigrants in the country illegally and forbids businesses to hire them, it is relying on tens of thousands of those immigrants each year to provide essential labor — usually for $1 a day or less — at the detention centers where they are held when caught by the authorities." - Ian Urbina, New York Times, May 25, 2014.

[For an earlier story on this topic, click here.  For the 1990 Fifth Circuit decision legalizing this obscene practice, click here.]