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BALCA on recruitment via private employment firm

"Where there is no incorrect information, but the advertisement does not contain the content required by Section 656.17(f), it is necessary to engage in a more fact-specific inquiry of the advertisement to determine whether the omission contravenes the employer’s duty to recruit in good faith...

BALCA on ads placed by private employment firms: Matter of World Agape Mission Church

"[A]n advertisement placed by a private employment agency as part of its recruitment is different than one placed directly by the Employer to fulfill a recruitment step. This distinction has been recognized by another BALCA panel that found that the requirements of 20 C.F.R. § 656.17(f) do...

How One Georgia Town Gambled Its Future on Immigration Detention

"ICE’s reliance on facilities like the Irwin County Detention Center has put small rural towns at the center of one of today’s most contentious policy arguments—how to enforce immigration law. A yearlong investigation by The Nation shows how much politics has come to rule...

Immigrants Prove Big Business for Prison Companies

"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 and contributing to campaigns. The cost to American...

Advocacy Groups Target Private Prisons for Immigrants

"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 of $25,865,000 for 1,000 new private prison beds...

Privately Operated Federal Prisons for Immigrants: Expensive. Unsafe. Unnecessary

"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 Corporation of America (CCA), is a U.S. company...

Immigration Detention, Inc.

"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 jails doesn’t even save money. But the...

Arizona Border Fence Plan Stalled After 3 Years

"A plan by Republican Arizona lawmakers to build a mile of fencing along the border with Mexico using private money has stalled nearly three years after it was sanctioned by the Legislature. Private donations expected to fund the project dried up after only a fraction of the funding was in hand...

Texas Private Immigration Prison Fails Inspection

Texas Prison Bid'ness, Nov. 18, 2015 - "A for-profit prison that houses hundreds of immigration detainees has failed an inspection by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. The Rolling Plains Regional Detention Center is operated by Louisiana-based private prison corporation Emerald Corrections...

Immigration Detention is Big Business

TRAC, April 12, 2016 - "This report presents an overview of ICE's custody system, and accompanies a series of reports covering each detention facility." Walter Ewing, AIC, Apr. 26, 2016 - "It is easy to forget at times just how sprawling and labyrinthine the U.S. immigration detention...

ICE Director Sarah Saldaña - Private Detention Contracts Essential (Law360)

Allissa Wickham, Law360, Sept. 22, 2016 - "The head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday that halting the agency’s use of private detention centers would basically turn its system “upside down,” with her remarks coming not long after it was revealed that ICE’s...

Caution Light for Private Immigration Jails: DHS Advisory Council Report

HOMELAND SECURITY ADVISORY COUNCIL, Report of the Subcommittee on Privatized Immigration Detention Facilities, December 1, 2016 Elise Foley, Roque Planas, Dec. 1, 2016 - "Private prison companies received a blessing on Thursday from a Department of Homeland Security panel tasked with determining...