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?