Monday, September 26, 2011
Profiting from Pain and Misery
Quick link today to a great, detailed expose regarding an immigration detention facility in Essex County, NJ, which is about to undergo some minor reforms aimed at increasing the humanity of ICE detention. I won't go into all the details, but the article does a great job of discussing how the industry has reaped tremendous profits from the suffering of folks who try to come to this country to make a better life for themselves. As Amy Gottlieb of the American Friends' Service Committee said, "[The industry is] making money off the backs of immigrant suffering."