Category: BUSINESS

After Years of Protests, a New Jersey County Ends Its ICE Jail Contract

Originally Published in The New York Times Annie Correal and Michael Gold - May 1, 2021 The Essex County executive said the decision to stop holding undocumented immigrants for ICE in the county jail was based on m ...

US Chamber of Commerce comes out in support of bipartisan, bicameral immigration bill

Originally Published in The Hill Alex Gangitano - April 22, 2021 © istock The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Thursday came out in support of bipartisan legislation that would a ...

Koch groups call on administration to release all temporary worker visas

Originally Published in The Hill Rafael Bernal - April 22, 2021 Two groups within conservative mega-donor Charles Koch's political network called on the Biden administration Thursday to release all the temporary work ...

Immigrant Detention For Profit Faces Resistance After Big Expansion Under Trump

Originally Published in NPR John Burnett - April 20, 2021 Sulma Franco, an organizer with Mujeres Luchadoras and Grassroots Leadership and an LGBT activist from Guatemala, leads protesters on March 24 to the entran ...

‘I Was Told to Not Tell People Where I Worked’: This For-Profit Shelter for Migrant Kids Has a Shady Past

Originally Published in The Daily Beast Kate Briquelet and William Bredderman - April 16, 2021 A new shelter in Arizona has been accused of misleading the community and downplaying a COVID outbreak—and the compan ...

Thousands of meatpacking workers have been vaccinated, but the industry’s crisis continues

Originally Published in USA Today Madison McVan, Ignacio Calderon and Sky Chadde, Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting - April 8, 2021 Many workers received the vaccine, but cases are still being report ...

The TikTok Trend That Has Immigration Lawyers Worried

Originally Published in Mother Jones Isabela Dias - April 7, 2021 Flashy ads promise easy visas and green cards. There’s a reason they seem too good to be true. Mother Jones illustration; Getty; Wikipe ...

New Bills Could Stop Private Prisons From Cutting Deals With ICE

Originally Published in The Nation Sasha Abramsky - April 2, 2021 An increasing number of states are passing legislation that makes it harder for local governments to sign contracts with for-profit prison compani ...

Foreign workers blocked by Trump are no longer banned from entering the US

Originally Published in Vox Nicole Narea - April 1, 2021 Foreign workers who were barred from entering the US since last June — under a pandemic-related ban instituted by former President Donald Trump — will finally ...

Why Did Border Security Firms Bet on Biden in 2020?

Originally Published in The Nation Todd Miller - March 25, 2021 The 13 top border contractors for CBP and ICE donated three times as much money to the Biden campaign than they did to Trump. Migrants are seen ...

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