For generations, immigrants have assimilated and contributed to the economic well-being of our country because they were given the tools to do so. And while America may no longer be the ‘land of opportunity’ it once was, something must be done to prevent private prisons from using exploitative, ‘voluntary’ work arrangements to profit off of undocumented workers.
It is ironic that the only place in which illegal immigrants are allowed to work is within the confines of a Corrections Corp of America detention center for a mere $1-3 dollars a day. Here’s the real kicker: most of these wages go right back to the corporation since the CCA prison store is the only shop in town. Your thoughts?
We are quick to look the other way when undocumented workers take on difficult and dangerous jobs that most Americans will not do, and yet we’re shocked when these “hidden” workers show up in our emergency rooms or try to send their kids to school.
For-profit prisons like Corrections Corporation of America and The GEO Group now stand to make a killing on the SB1070 ruling after raking in hundreds of millions detaining illegal immigrants since ’05. Think they have any interest in immigration reform or legalizing guest workers?
From The Huffington Post
Category: catherine crier
, Supreme Court
Tags: Arizona Immigration
, Arizona Immigration Law
, Corrections Corp. Of America
, Corrections Corporation Of America
, For Profit Prisons
, Geo Group
, Immigrant Detention
, Sb 1070