Incarceration

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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By: Hector Salamanca Arroyo on December 18, 2015
Governor Kasich was asked about the immigrant detention mandate in Ankeny, Iowa. He responded the immigrant detention mandate made no sense to him, but still needed more information before making his decision to call an end to it.
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By: Miranda Myers on December 16, 2015
Governor Chris Christie held a town hall in Weare, NH on Saturday December 12th, I attended and was able to ask him a question about the immigrant detention quota.
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By: Kevin Rutledge on December 16, 2015
Senator Marco Rubio ignored two questions about ending the immigrant detention quota and his connections with the private prison GEO Group, which lobbied for the detention quota and profits from detaining immigrants. Rubio did not take questions from the audience and did not attempt to answer these questions while shaking hands.
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By: Arnie Alpert on November 30, 2015
Marco Rubio again asserted that the immigrant detention mandate is justified by the need to enforce immigration laws, even while he criticized the role of "politically connected industries."
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By: Hector Salamanca Arroyo on November 24, 2015
Grinnell College student Yesenia Ayala asked Marco Rubio about the 34,000 immigrant detention mandate, with Senator Rubio stating enforcement of the law needs to occur regardless of who is providing the service to the government.
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By: Miranda Myers on November 19, 2015
When I spoke with Jeb Bush at the State House in Concord he asked for more information about legislation to end the immigrant detention quota.
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By: Olivia Zink on November 17, 2015
I attended the Jeb Bush Town Hall meeting in Franklin NH and was the first question selected. I asked about the immigrant detention quota. He said " I do not think there should be a detention quota."
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By: Olivia Zink on November 12, 2015
On the day that Rick Santorum filed to be on the NH ballot, Olivia asked him about the immigrant detention quota. "I have no idea what you're talking about," the former Senator said.
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