Friday, April 20, 2012

the fastest growing and most profitable form of incarceration in the u.s.



aljazeera | Immigration is a key issue in the US presidential election, with the Republican candidates trying to demonstrate their tough stance on undocumented immigrants.

But under the Obama administration, the detention and deportation of immigrants has reached an all-time high.

Every day, the US government detains more than 33,000 non-citizens at the cost of $5.5mn a day. That is a lot of money for the powerful private prison industry, which spends millions of dollars on lobbying and now operates nearly half of the country's immigration detention centres.

Fault Lines travels to Texas and Florida to investigate the business of immigrant detention in the US and to find out how a handful of companies have managed to shape US immigration laws.

2 comments:

Ed Dunn said...

This is a real issue that can blow up in President Obama face if the media propaganda machine turn the right wheels. They can show children parents being deported, college kids being deported and put all of this on Obama.  The Hispanic vote is something Barack Obama definitely need to win Southwestern states and he better come up with something clever fast.

CNu said...

The Brookings Institution's Chief Marketing Officer, applying the Black brand to the parasitic predations of the American war state can't do a dayyum thing to change the course or the schedule of this fascist train.  http://youtu.be/AkNDQD0gkAU?t=57s panache and swagger are the only tools left in the Hon.Bro.Preznit's arsenal and well....,