Immigrant Rights

By: Arnie Alpert on April 6, 2015
immigrant detention profits CCA

We've been asking all the candidates about a federal budget mandate that sets a quota for detention of immigrants, many of whom are held in for-profit prisons.  So far all we've gotten in response are variations on "I'll look into it." 

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By: Kevin Rutledge on March 24, 2015
Polk County Sheriff Bill McCarthy

Iowa Polk County Sheriff Bill McCarthy questions how Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detains undocumented workers illegally.

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By: Eric Zulaski on March 19, 2015

Why do we need you to get involved in the frenzy of presidential politics? Here are three reasons to get out and ask a question the next time you hear a candidate is coming to town.

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By: Arnie Alpert on March 9, 2015
Lindsey Graham had an extended back-and-forth with voters in his first "testing the waters" trip to New Hampshire. The South Carolina Senator spoke at length about immigration, elaborated on his hawkish views on the Middle East, and expressed support for campaign finance reform.
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By: Kevin Rutledge on March 7, 2015
Gov. Mike Huckabee was asked how he felt about children being detained at for-profit prisons on the U.S.-Mexico border. He answered by saying he was unfamiliar with the issue, "So it would be a little disingenuous for me to tell you what I’m gonna do to fix a problem I’m not aware of. So, I couldn’t answer that.”
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By: Kevin Rutledge on February 20, 2015
After Florida Senator Marco Rubio learns he has received $100,000 from Florida-based private prison GEO Group, says "I don't invest in other peoples agenda, they invest in my agenda" at book signing in Iowa.
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