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[10 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

The Nov./Dec. 2008 edition of NACLA Report on the Americas features a report by Renee Feltz examining how immigration officials have teamed up with the Department of Justice, federal judges, and the nation’s largest private prison company to merge immigration and criminal policy. Many undocumented immigrants now face jail time pending their immigration hearing in civil court. The resulting surge in prosecutions is staggering: About 60,000 immigrants will face charges in fiscal year 2008. See PDF of story here: nacla_feltz
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[17 Sep 2008 | One Comment | ]
Immigrant prison in Laredo set to open in October

A new 1,500 bed prison on the outskirts of Laredo, Texas will open its doors in early October amid a surge in criminal prosecutions along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to El Manana newspaper.
The nation’s second largest private prison company, Geo Group, has contracted with the U.S. Marshal’s Service to use the new prison to house immigrants convicted as part of Operation Streamline.

Local jails as far as 80 miles away have been crowded with people who crossed the border without proper documents in search of work and their families, only to …