Say What?! Immigrant Detention Facilities Are Using Their Detainees As Cheap Labor (DETAILS)

Posted: May 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

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ICE Holds Immigrants At Adelanto Detention Facility

So this is happening.

A new report in The New York Timesreveals that tens of thousands of immigrants being held in detention centers across the country are serving as cheap labor for those same centers.

From the NYT

As the federal government cracks down on immigrants in the country illegally and forbids businesses to hire them, it is relying on tens of thousands of those immigrants each year to provide essential labor — usually for $1 a day or less — at the detention centers where they are held when caught by the authorities.

This work program is facing increasing resistance from detainees and criticism from immigrant advocates. In April, a lawsuit accused immigration authorities in Tacoma, Wash., of putting detainees in solitary confinement after they staged a work stoppage and hunger strike. In Houston, guards pressed other immigrants to cover shifts left vacant by detainees who refused…

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