Another failed political decision by the Supreme Court Justices. Are people sitting comfortably in homes in America waiting for immigration reform? Are policies around the world with refugees any different?
President Obama delivers a statement on the Supreme Court's ruling on immigration
"As disappointing as it was to be challenged for taking the kinds of actions that other administrations have taken, the country was looking to the Supreme Court to resolve the important legal questions raised in this case. But today, the Supreme Court was unable to reach a decision. This is part of the consequence of the Republican failure so far to give a fair hearing to Mr. Merrick Garland, my nominee to the Supreme Court. That means that the expanded set of commonsense deferred action policies -- the ones I announced two years ago -- can't go forward at this stage until there’s a ninth justice on the court to break the tie. "
The Obama administration has already shifted over $405 million in funds to address the crisis and is urging Congress to pass a $3.7 billion emergency supplemental bill.
Payoff Report: How Congress Ensures Private Prison Profit with an Immigrant Detention Quota
This report provides an in-depth assessment of the inception and implementation of the quota, with a specific focus on the role played by for-profit, private prison corporations. These companies have profited handsomely from the artificial stability provided by the quota while contributing millions of dollars in federal lobbying expenditures and in campaign contributions to ensure their interests are met.
There's a crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, and Wall Street is betting that it will result in a boom for private prisons.
Positioned to profit: Some of the prisons CCA and Geo Group own are not filled and others are completely idle. That means they are in the unique position to offer their services to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (
Analysts remain very bullish on the for-profit prison industry. Both companies reported better-than-expected earnings and raised their outlook for the rest of the year -- a double high-five that investors love to see.
The federal government opened a massive detention center for immigrants where hundreds of women and children are housed in metal trailers surrounded by barbed wire.
Some guards or other workers asked sexual favors of female detainees in exchange for money or promises of assistance -- including help with their immigration cases or shelter if they are released -- the lawyers allege in the letter.
Jun 20, 2016
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What would you do? Where would you go?
There are more refugees in the world today than at any point in history. And half of them are children. LET ME IN is a cinematic experience which reimagines the refugee crisis as if it was happening on America’s shores. Written and directed by Jonathan Olinger, this tale of survival and the remarkable power of the human spirit is inspired by the stories of real refugees. Starring Alicia Keys, the film follows her and her family's quest to survive after they experience unimaginable violence and embark on a journey that will forever change them. Along with thousands of Americans fleeing the conflict in Los Angeles, they must seek safety by attempting to cross the border into Mexico. Guided by their resolute love for each other and utter determination, the refugee family must navigate oceans and desserts in their unrelenting pursuit to find refuge and reunite.
We Are Here and HUMAN present LET ME IN, a Jonathan Olinger film, produced by Mike Peay alongside Chelsea Franklin and Hannah Roodman. The film introduces Naliyah Vega alongside Ricardo Martin. The film’s executive producers are Leigh Blake, Alicia Keys and Erika Rose Santoro. The film’s soundtrack is a new song, “Hallelujah,” off Alicia Keys' upcoming album to be released later this summer.
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