Immigrant Rights

By: Kevin Rutledge on February 10, 2016
Within a few hours before the Iowa Caucus, we talked with three candidates in Des Moines. Martin O’Malley called for openness, transparency and accountability in the Defense Department. Rick Santorum learned more about the immigrant detention quota and for-profit prisons. Jeb Bush wants to modernize the nuclear triad with an aspiration of reducing nuclear armaments.
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By: Hector Salamanca Arroyo on February 1, 2016
At a town hall event at Drake University in Des Moines Iowa, Governor Christie stated he would be happy to look over 34,000 immigrant detention mandate.
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By: Kevin Rutledge on January 22, 2016
“People go in but they never come out, they never leave,” said Mike Huckabee at a private round table discussion on big money in politics while referring to a lifetime ban on the revolving door between Congress and lobbyists.
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By: Miranda Myers on January 12, 2016

Tweet the moderators of the next #GOPdebate about Governing Under the Influence!

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By: Marlu Abarca on January 8, 2016
GUI Volunteer Marlu Abarca celebrated Rand Paul's Birthday with him and delivered the AFSC white paper The Role of For-Profit Prison Corporations In Shaping U.S. Immigrant Detention & Deportation Policies.
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By: David Blair on December 29, 2015
After more than a dozen times getting asked about the immigrant detention mandate, John Kasich finally said incarceration rates should not be governed by a quota system.
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By: Olivia Zink on December 23, 2015
Marco Rubio says he gets asked "at every stop" about the role of private companies profiting from a federal policy requiring detention of 34,000 immigrants every day. But he insists corporations are not writing those laws, and that large-scale detention is necessary.
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By: Mark Barker on December 21, 2015
Dwight and Mark were able to ask Kasich questions on who profits from war and prisions. Kasich called for a military build-up. We still don't know what he thinks about the immigrant detention quota.
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By: Olivia Zink on December 21, 2015
I attended the Jeb! town hall in Alton NH and asked him about the immigrant detention quota. Jeb said he doesn't like "a quota of people behind bars" and added, "I think that policy should change."
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By: Kevin Rutledge on December 18, 2015

Caroline Isaacs, AFSC Arizona Program Director, was on a recent Iowa speaking tour titled “Who Profits from Immigrant Detention and Mass Incarceration?” on Dec. 7-9. She educated first-in-the-nation caucus goers about the problematic private prison industry and immigrant detention centers, encouraging them to question presidential candidates about these issues leading up to the Iowa Caucus on February 1.

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