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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.”

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft
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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.

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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.

A guard escorts an immigrant detainee from his 'segregation cell' back into the general population at the Adelanto Detention Facility, managed by GEO Group.
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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

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Middl3 said:

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.”

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft
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.

104351271-GettyImages-589723156.600x400.
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.

A guard escorts an immigrant detainee from his 'segregation cell' back into the general population at the Adelanto Detention Facility, managed by GEO Group.
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

 

 

"Former US President Bill Clinton has admitted his "three strikes" crime bill introduced in the 1990s contributed to the problem of overpopulated prisons."

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20 minutes ago, personreal said:

"Former US President Bill Clinton has admitted his "three strikes" crime bill introduced in the 1990s contributed to the problem of overpopulated prisons."

 

Imagine that....a President with the fortitude to admit he'd made a huge-mistake!!

 

 

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1 hour ago, Phoenix68 said:

Imagine that....a President with the fortitude to admit he'd made a huge-mistake!!

Ahh the good ole days

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there has never been "good ole days" when a democrat is in the WH

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 Ted Cruz amd Texas have almost all of the 14,000 of the kids locked up

 

 I'm sure they get a fat paycheck per kid and spend about $.10 on each day 

 

 We diverted money from Aods research and Palestinian support to build housing or detention centers however you look at it 

 

 Really makes a lot of sense to separate kids from their parents 

 

it Hass to be much cheaper to feed them rather than let their parents figure out how to do it

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2 minutes ago, Five By Five said:

 Ted Cruz amd Texas have almost all of the 14,000 of the kids locked up

 

 I'm sure they get a fat paycheck per kid and spend about $.10 on each day 

 

 We diverted money from Aods research and Palestinian support to build housing or detention centers however you look at it 

 

 Really makes a lot of sense to separate kids from their parents 

 

it Hass to be much cheaper to feed them rather than let their parents figure out how to do it

 

I wonder if they've pulled their gold teeth yet?

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1 minute ago, TDS said:

 

I wonder if they've pulled their gold teeth yet?

Have a Denteley the experience is quite traumatic  for some of these kids

 

 One reunited kid told his mom he thought he did something wrong and God was punishing him

 

I would not be surprised if they try to band together and bust out

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2 hours ago, personreal said:

"Former US President Bill Clinton has admitted his "three strikes" crime bill introduced in the 1990s contributed to the problem of overpopulated prisons."

 

At least he admits when he was wrong, unlike trump who lies his filthy ass off.

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1 minute ago, Five By Five said:

Have a Denteley the experience is quite traumatic  for some of these kids

 

 One reunited kid told his mom he thought he did something wrong and God was punishing him

 

I would not be surprised if they try to band together and bust out

 

I just saw a movie called "Freeway". about that. Best movie ever. 

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1 hour ago, Duck615 said:

there has never been "good ole days" when a democrat is in the WH

 

Not for you but for the majority yes. Yeah, yo!

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According to a breakdown of current ICE contracts by the independent investigative website Sludge, no single company is making more money off the federal deportation machine than GEO. Per Sludge's data, GEO holds $471 million — nearly half of $1 billion — in federal ICE contracts.

Under Trump's administration last year, ICE dished out more money to federal contractors — $1.7 billion — than in any year since 2008, according to data from usaspending.gov. Sludge reports that spending in 2018 is poised to rocket past that 2017 figure.

 

After GEO, the Virginia-based MVM, a company that flies children to temporary shelters, is a distant second on the list with $115 million in contracted cash. Maxim Health Care, a Maryland company, is third on the list with $71 million in obligations, and the consulting firm Deloitte sits in fourth, with $58 million committed to the company. When it comes to getting direct cash from ICE, no entity currently comes close to GEO — not even GEO's biggest competitor, CoreCivi, the for-profit prison behemoth formerly known as the Corrections Corporation of America.

 

Coming to a town near you!!

 

Given the sheer scale of the work ICE farms out to GEO, that makes sense. GEO runs numerous immigration-detention centers for the feds, including the Aurora Detention Facility in Colorado, the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, the Adelanto Detention Facility outside Los Angeles, and South Florida's Broward Transitional Center in Pompano Beach.

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GEO perhaps helped set the stage for that transaction by pouring money into a pro-Trump political-action committee despite there being a ban on political donations from federal contractors. A campaign integrity group has sued, alleging that GEO's contributions were illegal. GEO also held its 2017 leadership conference at the Trump National Doral golf course.

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How about we stop enticing these people to come here illegally or as asylum seekers when they are not seeking asylum just the great benefits package they will receive, free housing, free food, free medical and some cash for their troubles. Our own homeless and poverty level people don't receive what these economic thieves will get. And by stopping the flow of these people we will reduce all the costs you are concerned about. Easy. 

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Community organizers making sure social unrest keeps going orchestrating fund raisers by all sides opposing how life naturally exists.

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1 hour ago, Hankk said:

asylum seekers

What are you scared of?..run yourself a ancestry DNA test see if maybe there is a lil dark stuff in there. This could have been handled without drama..but Nooooooooooo trump wallers in it at the expense of others...When he gets bored with this hat trick is he coming for you?

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1 hour ago, sole result said:

Community organizers making sure social unrest keeps going orchestrating fund raisers by all sides opposing how life naturally exists.

Called the GEO Corp.

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5 hours ago, Five By Five said:

One reunited kid told his mom he thought he did something wrong and God was punishing him

 

This is heart wrenching - but only for those of us who realize that these are real children of real human beings. 

 

I wonder if the day day will come when schoolchildren are taught about these detention camps as a lesson about inhumanity. 

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10 minutes ago, Middl3 said:

What are you scared of?..run yourself a ancestry DNA test see if maybe there is a lil dark stuff in there. This could have been handled without drama..but Nooooooooooo trump wallers in it at the expense of others...When he gets bored with this hat trick is he coming for you?

 

Funny how you took 2 words out of my post, and Trump isn't coming for anyone other than illegals and those who are playing our system. 

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18 minutes ago, Middl3 said:

Called the GEO Corp.

Gee I figure it is the arts and entertainment industry supplying academia with caricatures of could be training brains to operate politically, spiritually, economically, socially justifying symbolism matters and substance is just beyond the scope of speculation done ancestrally here as eternally sorted out biologically, kinetically in plain sight as intellectuals command people to stay in character or else be erased by their own ideology as quick as their opposition's.

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1 hour ago, Hankk said:

 

Funny how you took 2 words out of my post, and Trump isn't coming for anyone other than illegals and those who are playing our system. 

Excuse me but isn't Trump the best at playing the system. Isn't he the one that doesn't want to pay anymore taxes and he has to?

 

if you want to talk about playing the system honestly let's talk about the 1%

 

 I'm not getting any reports from anybody lives there that there's a whole bunch of criminals want to invade I heard tonight a story about how most of the caravan is upset that a few of them have decided to throw rocks in demand asylum and messed it up for all of them 

 

The new president get sworn in Mexico on December 1

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7 hours ago, LaughinAtLefty said:

Libs are upset their voting base to replace defectors to the other party is getting stopped at the border.

That was dumb..something Duck might say..Err we all voted BEFORE they even got to the fence fool.

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