What if it's NOT just about securing our southern border?

carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b(zone 9/10)

Catching up on tabbed articles on my phone, I finally got around to reading this 1 today. Made me recall GW Bush and his "No Child left Behind", which turned a nice profit for another of the Bush family's business: school testing software.

From June 30.

https://www.npr.org/2019/06/30/736940431/under-siege-and-largely-secret-businesses-that-serve-immigration-detention?fbclid=IwAR1jornJldjhdbToEWuHrUhDPJ9Wc9YP6OIvEYNkxSFUpnzPIv1j2LaDXbQ

"...CoreCivic and GEO Group's revenues totaled a combined $4.1 billion last year, and detention contracts made up about a quarter of that. Both companies are contending with increased competition and declines in their prison businesses, but that has been offset by growth in the detention business.

Many activists say the pursuit of revenue in the industry has helped drive today's immigration policies.

"Why we are in the predicament that we are is in part because of those that are invested in it," said Bianca Tylek, executive director of Worth Rises, an organization opposing privatization of prisons and detention centers...."


And this article from 2017 is linked there as well:

https://www.npr.org/2017/11/21/565318778/big-money-as-private-immigrant-jails-boom


"The Trump administration wants to expand its network of immigrant jails. In recent months, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has called for five new detention facilities to be built and operated by private prison corporations across the country. Critics are alarmed at the rising fortunes of an industry that had fallen out of favor with the previous administration.

The Joe Corley Detention Facility is a sprawling complex surrounded by shiny concertina wire located in Conroe, Texas — about an hour north of Houston.

ICE spends more than $2 billion a year on immigrant detention through private jails like this one.

The Corley facility is owned by GEO Group, the nation's largest private prison company.

ICE and the U.S. Marshals Service pay GEO $32 million a year to house, feed and provide medical care for a thousand detainees...."

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SoFLUSA

Just another way to become a billionaire off of our money.


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maifleur01

It is also to pit neighbor against neighbor so that this country can turn into one of those third world countries that the larger ones take advantage of. Not certain if the control will be from inside this country or outside.

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Joaniepoanie

Yep......no need to fix a problem if there’s big bucks to be had. Wonder if the Trumps own an interest in any of these companies.

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VedaBeeps SoCal 9b/10a(9b/10)

Trumps tiny palms have been well greased by the CEOs of private prison companies- several made large campaign donations.

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cait1

Well maybe dems could pass a real immigration bill, close all the loopholes so foreigners stop their border jumping and put those meanies out of business.

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The illegals' votes mean more to dems than detention center profits. And who knows how many dems are investing in that business?

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maifleur01

Perhaps if the US did not continually arm the various factions in the areas that the people are fleeing from they would not be coming.

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numbersjunkie

"The illegals' votes mean more to dems than detention center profits."

Illegals don't vote and you know it.

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chase_gw

Why is Trump not tweeting about the numbers of illegals rounded up over the last few days instead of attacking American citizens and duly elected members of Congress in a racist manner?

Do you think it is possible he is trying to deflect from the fact that it was pretty much a nothing burger?

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vgkg Z-7 Va(Z-7)

A nothing burger like his failed commission to find illegal voters., fake news brought to you by trump/fox inc.

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lurker111

Let me see if I got this right...The dems are luring the poor to come to America, while refusing to pass a bill to address the problem...Just so Trump can make more money from his detention centers? Hmm...I don't know about that. Sounds demish to me.

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maifleur01

The dems have passed several bills just not the one that Trump wants and McConnell will not allow the Senate to vote on the ones that were passed in the House. Please keep up.

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Ann Gale

Chase, I wondered the same thing. The numbers of apprehended deportees has to be really low if he can’t even bring himself to exaggerate and brag tweet about it.

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blfenton

He did lie, I mean brag about it. Apparently, many, .....many, many were rounded up.

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

Undocumented immigrants are trying to avoid federal authorities, not casting votes and committing egregious felony voting fraud.

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SoFLUSA

Trump is all about the money, damn the USA.

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lurker111

These aren't just illegal aliens. They are criminals who have been ordered to leave the country. I hope Pelosi co. knows that offering bad legal advise will only come back to bite them. Don't let them in without a warrant? Fine. Harboring a fugitive is a crime.

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lurker111

The dems have passed several bills just not the one that Trump wants

Or the American People. The dems need to stop sending used toilet paper to the senate under the guise of a house bill.

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chase_gw

lurker, I'm willing to bet you haven't a clue what bills are sitting on McConnell's desk or what's in them.

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adoptedbyhounds

"Undocumented immigrants are trying to avoid federal authorities, not casting votes and committing egregious felony voting fraud."

We can thank the always-helpful Dems for advising illegals with final orders of deportation on how to avoid being held accountable.

As for voting fraud, when you can vote with a utility bill for ID, there's no way of knowing if the voter is a citizen or not. As with the census, the less the American people know about who is here and who is voting, the happier the Democrats are.

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olliesmom

The Dems are a big part of the blame on the border chaos and even death of some who were coerced to come to USA-and died on the way. Those who perished and those who are held in detention on the border-were under the assumption by Dems they could cross illegally and probably make it through-due to our laws needing to be fixed.

Did you ever hear Dems asking them to stay back? No.

Dems, they heard you loud and clear!

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carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b(zone 9/10)

Yes. Let's ALL focus on blame. That will keep anybody from actually doing anything about the problem.

More $$ for the industries too = win/win! So much winning! Every day another dollar from US taxpayers.

Almost forgot - let's all focus on Mr. Trump's racist tweets too - instead of what the congresswomen were saying before he started his usual drama. Stay tuned, folks!

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Ziemia(6a)

TrumpFans use partial facts when repeating their arguments. They leave off the parts that illuminate the true issues.

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Kathy

Don’t blame the Dems for something the President needs to do. He is the one who needs to reach out to CA countries but he needs a crisis to further his racist agenda.

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maifleur01

This was never about the crisis on the border if you look at the records. Until someone stated that the border was closing the number of people coming to this country through the border was down. Although I have not seen a current report the last one I saw on people overstaying after having flown into this country was up. Only one is a crisis and the other is not so what is the difference? Politics for the masses to feed hysteria appears to be working on this non-crisis.

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