Profit, Loss, and Immigrant Detention

Kelly Roberts writes about detention centers and the treatment of immigrants like criminals in Third Way Cafe.

Who profits and who loses from treating undocumented immigrants like criminals?

While communities are shattered, families are torn apart, and prison companies profit from detaining suspected undocumented immigrants, taxpayers foot the bill – an estimated $166 per detainee per day, totaling more than $2 billion in 2011. According to a recent Associated Press article, companies like GEO Group and Correction Corporation of America reap millions from immigrant detention.

Read the entire article here.

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