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  1. Here's who's making money from immigration enforcement The Trump administration's much-publicized increase in immigration enforcement is also increasing the bottom line for for-profit prisons and other companies from the private sector, with many signing multimillion-dollar contracts with the Department of Homeland Security. "A lot of people imagine immigration detention as being a government-only function, but there are private contractors throughout the entire immigration enforcement and detention system," said Jeremy Mohler, communications director of the research and policy group In the Public Interest. "From the moment after an undocumented immigrant is arrested, you have corporations that contract with federal agencies and provide everything from operating detention centers to providing ankle monitors ... all the way to chartered flights if they're deported," Mohler said. Here's a look at the private sector businesses making money from immigration enforcement: Tech Running a massive nationwide government operation requires organization and technology. And a number of the industry's biggest players are offering up their services. Just take media giant Thomson Reuters. Its Special Services subsidiary won a $6.8 million contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in March. According to the contract, Thomson Reuters will provide support for ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations unit in its mission to "locate, arrest and remove criminal aliens that pose a threat to public safety.” Source: Microsoft Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft And then there's Microsoft. The tech giant faced internal backlash from employees protesting the company's work with ICE in a letter originally reported by The New York Times. Though CEO Satya Nadella issued statements on President Donald Trump's family separation policy, Microsoft's $19.4 million contract with ICE still stands. Transport Once people are detained, there's the question of how to physically get them to a detention center. ICE uses ground transportation, charter and commercial aircraft and officer escorts to detain and deport immigrants. ICE has its own air transportation division, ICE Air Operations, that works with the federal GSA to contract charter flight services through companies like CSI Aviation and Zephyr Aviation. Part of ICE's budget allocates funds to commercial aircraft contracts, too. However, a number of U.S. airlines, including American and United, have been quick to distance themselves from the immigration issue. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images A big part of ICE's Transportation and Removal Program budget is allocated to ground transportation. One of the agency's private sector partners, GEO Transport, has more than 300 vehicles to support ICE, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Federal Bureau of Prisons and its state-level contracts. But that's not all the company does. It's actually part of a much larger, publicly traded company called GEO Group. "Immigration policy is a key part of the story for these private prison operators, but it's not the whole story," said Alex Cynamon, director at Height Capital Markets. His team conducts research on sectors most impacted by government actions and policies. "These businesses are more diversified than might first meet the eye." For-profit prisons GEO Group is involved in nearly every step of the immigration enforcement process, from prison design to electronic tracking of released immigrants. And it’s optimistic about future earnings under Trump. In April 2017, it won the first ICE contract under the Trump administration, a $110 million 10-year deal to run a 1,000-bed detention facility in Texas. A GEO Group spokesperson said the proposal was originally made under the Obama administration in July 2015. Now that the contract is approved, the company expects it to generate $44 million in annualized revenues. Getty Images A guard escorts an immigrant detainee from his 'segregation cell' back into the general population at the Adelanto Detention Facility, managed by GEO Group. A GEO Group spokesperson said it does "not take a position on nor have we ever advocated for or against criminal justice or immigration policies." Another one of the country's leading for-profit prison companies, CoreCivic, was awarded a $1 billion four-year contract in 2014 for a single facility in Dilley, Texas. The terms of the contract were renegotiated for a lower rate in 2016. These examples alone don’t illustrate the full extent of private sector businesses involved in U.S. immigration enforcement. There are also bail bond companies, health care companies, food service groups, money transfer services and more working in tandem with for-profit prisons and ultimately, the U.S. government, to help run the multibillion dollar business of immigration enforcement. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/28/companies-profiting-immigration-enforcement-private-sector-prison-tech.html More here on the slime that is GEO https://splinternews.com/ice-contractor-geo-group-threatens-to-sue-activists-ove-1828146162 https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-immigrant-detention-plans-benefit-these-companies-1530523800 https://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-bz-geo-second-quarter-ice-20180730-story.html https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/boca-ratons-geo-group-is-ices-top-contractor-10504265
  2. Really. Is that how you are going to play it?
  3. Your looking pretty weak actually..I see your in the panel trying to set Wills new account. And NO that is not magic either, anyone can see that. Online Users section. Get a job dude. You have way too much time on your hands these days.
  4. It is interesting how you have turn yourself into a victim. This all started because you wanted me to back you up over info you misread as a threat from a member. In other words, you bought into a bluff. The data did NOT sustain what you were looking for. Since that didn't work you have now come up with your plan B. Basically you wanted me to be a part of your..lets say..misdirection. I told you I would support you because we were a team. I only went as far as defending you as a person but I did not conclude or verify your further reaches. You claim I betrayed you..seems to me you are covering your tracks to maintain your lil persona you think you have here. There are only 3 that knows exactly how this all played out and your are planning on stifling them by any means necessary. Sad really, because you have Bad word on the persons that were and still are loyal to the board. A reminder..was it not you that spoke of..well, think back on your call to me a few days back. Your intent for whateva revenge you think you have to deal out is also misguided but I am positive you know that deep down. Do what you like with my account as I could care less.I was loyal until you expected me to back up a lie. I had your back 100% up until that day. Good luck, you are going to need it. You were correct, he is not your friend. My guess was kfools, BAC or JTZ as well. Doesn't take a magical wand to know you would have choose from the Horse thread pool. Silly man. You are once again eyeballing the wrong peeps. Bottom line you should have never asked me to back a lie. Spin away.
  5. I am sure when the donations dry up none of this will matter.
  6. LOL I am sure you wish I was. Looks like you are looking to take over again....stoke it baby!!
  7. All recorded in the Mods area..teacher knew..try again
  8. What is pathetic is the all mighty warden hiding behind the buttons at his disposal..and he sucks at it BTW.
  9. Defo NOT whining..Remember I quit, not the other way around. I am just getting warmed up
  10. Middl3

    Attention teacher

    Your a fine one to talk about reality....
  11. I'll dew it fer ya....
  12. Middl3

    Attention teacher

    Good on him He has a few stories to tell too.
  13. Seems to be how he REALLY rolls. Not this all "I'm a just warden crap". Game playing TBH. You guys have no clue.
  14. Middl3

    Feel the Bern 2020

    I am pleased he is running too. He may have lost to Hillary but his message lived on..big time. All of those running right now have picked up his passions for a better America.
  15. Not so. Please do not lump people together like I do. lol I have half a dozen on ignore. Not for their debates but for the sever lack of the ability to debate. Show me your tits is an example. You've chosen to ignore content by SixShooter. Options You've chosen to ignore content by king of the county. Options Both pervs
  16. Err all of the staff does we have your emails as well. I saved them and sent copies to the rest of the staff over a year ago. Located in the Mod area. I kept my copy updated. This is NOT my 1st rodeo fucker..this joint is puppy piss compared to the places I Modded at before. And still do. This was never a secret.
  17. The claims that were made in regards to 5 were made under pretentious intentions. teacher was playing him knowing he had a issue. Almost like a game. The simplest thing teacher could have done was to restrict 5s ability to even post videos. Easy task with a simple tick of an admin button. This would have solved the issue simply. BUT NO!! he wanted to bend 5 to his own will. I found that to be flat out cruel. The soks came after. Totally expected TBH as I have seen this all before.
  18. Part of the reason..among many I split from the task.
  19. Locked and loaded FINALLY my permissions are gone..I think as I haven't really fully checked. I will assume they have been wiped as I can no longer see IPs. Tho that is no biggie since I have a fine collection of them all stashed away dating back to 2007. Never know when that stuff will come in handy. Looks like the only thing not fixed is the Moderator label. Someone has to go under the hood(ie) again. That needs to go!! Glad I entertained you all.
  20. @ teacher Take me out coach I am done
  21. Classic. Need a glass of water to rinse out your mouth after the blow job you are giving teach? You DO remember ALL actions taken by a Mod is traceable..and very easily. Of course you do..so just WHO are YOU playing. Wonder if teach ever read the "site for sale thread" where you trashed the shit out of him. For the hope of David_R seeing it I am sure. I have nothing to hint about..feeling guilty are you? Or just flat out busted?