Archive for December 23rd, 2010

President Obama Affirms Desire to Reform Immigration Next Session

Disappointed by Congress’s failure to pass the DREAM Act during lame duck, President Obama made remarks today regarding the need to reform immigration in the next Congress. While the President acknowledged that border security is part of that conversation, he also acknowledged that “changing the politics” of how Congress and his administration engage the public [...]

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Who’s Monitoring the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA)?

Written by on December 23, 2010 in Detention, Immigration and Customs Enforcement with 3 Comments
Who’s Monitoring the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA)?

Last month, the Associated Press reported that a video obtained by their reporters showed Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) prison guards watching prisoners fight in an Idaho prison, ignoring the pleas of the prisoner being beaten, Hanni Elabed. While this was not an immigration detention facility, CCA operates many detention facilities under contract from Immigration [...]

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