The detention of immigrant children is a money making industry in America.

By |2018-07-15T16:34:18+00:00July 15th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , |9 Comments

Well, this explains a lot. 

Courtesy of the AP:

Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually — a tenfold increase over the past decade, an Associated Press analysis finds.

Health and Human Services grants for shelters, foster care, and other child welfare services for detained unaccompanied and separated children soared from $74.5 million in 2007 to $958 million in 2017. The agency is also reviewing a new round of proposals amid a growing effort by the White House to keep immigrant children in government custody.

Currently, more than 11,800 children, from a few months old to 17, are housed in nearly 90 facilities in 15 states — Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.

They are being held while their parents await immigration proceedings or, if the children arrived unaccompanied, are reviewed for possible asylum themselves.

In May, the agency issued requests for bids for five projects that could total more than $500 million for beds, foster and therapeutic care, and “secure care,” which means employing guards. More contracts are expected to come up for bids in October.

This is just like the issue of criminal justice reform and lobbyists for private prisons. Nobody wants to change laws so that fewer people go to prison if the people who own those prisons send lobbyists to play footsie with the politicians responsible for changing those laws. 

And so long as there is a profit motive, there will be those paid to argue against not throwing every immigrant who crosses the border into a detention center. 

My question is who owns these detention centers and whose reelection campaign they are contributing to? 

I am just going to go ahead and suggest that the answer to both of these questions is “conservative Republicans.” 

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  1. Anonymous July 15, 2018 at 7:45 am


    “In the first episode of “Who is America?”, previewed for media by Showtime, Baron Cohen poses as an Israeli anti-terror expert who gets two U.S. congressmen to voice support for his fake “Kinderguardians” scheme for children as young as three.

    The scheme includes a fake instructional video featuring children’s songs and “gunimals” — weapons adorned with soft toys ”
    “Republican congressmen Dana Rohrabacher of California and Joe Wilson of South Carolina, along with former Senate Republican leader Trent Lott, who is now a lobbyist at a Washington law firm, are shown enthusiastically backing the idea, alongside gun rights advocates and a former congressman-turned-talk radio host, Joe Walsh.”

    • anonymous July 15, 2018 at 8:22 am

      Trent Lott>”In December 2007, he co-founded the Breaux-Lott Leadership Group, a “strategic advice, consulting, and lobbying” firm. The firm was later acquired by law and lobbying firm Patton Boggs., now Squire Patton Boggs following the June 2014 merger with Squire Sanders. In September 2014, lobbyist filings revealed that Lott was contracted to advocate on behalf of Gazprombank, a Russian majority state-owned bank targeted with sanctions over the 2014 pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine. [CRIMEa!}

      Lott also serves on the board of directors of Airbus North America”

      “Squire Patton Boggs now maintains one of the largest lobbying practices in Washington, D.C., gaining extensively from the merger with Patton Boggs, which was the largest US lobbying firm by revenue between 2003 and 2013.”

      #1 I$$ue ABORTION

      • anonymous July 15, 2018 at 8:45 am

        FYI-Lott”the early modern formation of gentlemen’s clubs, FREEMASONS, odd fellows, student fraternities, and fraternal service organizations. Members are occasionally referred to as a brother or – usually in religious context”
        “Lott is a 33rd Degree Freemason and holds the Grand Cross in The Southern Masonic Jurisdiction”

  2. greensthings July 15, 2018 at 8:13 am

    Is it just me or is every state listed has a HUGE military base (Leavenworth, Great lakes Navy bases, Air force bases etc..)

    • Immoral July 15, 2018 at 11:08 am

      That’s why we can have a Red Dawn, but for the idiots invading. Well. Their doomed! We got more guns. Oops. 😉

    • Anonymous July 15, 2018 at 6:27 pm

      Look at the governors, MI has a republican governor, wanna bet all the other states do also. Except for CA

  3. Anonymous July 15, 2018 at 8:13 am

    Only donald trump would find a way to make money by kidnapping refugees.

    They have been planning this for awhile and i am sure steve miller stays up at night looking for other ways to further this.

    • Immoral July 15, 2018 at 11:11 am

      It’s BEEN going on. It’s a racket. Look at what they do globally. Disrupt the folks.
      Give the enemy guns. Start a war. Break up civilizations for profit. It’s a racket!

  4. Anonymous in Chicago July 15, 2018 at 11:21 am

    So, Gryphen, you want proof of who is profiting off of these detention centers? Our Republican (Illinois) governor is on the list. There is an article from Politico detailing how Bruce Rauner is making money off ICE detention center contracts. Those of us in Illinois have been made aware of this through political ads being run by Rauner’s Democratic opponent for governor, JB Pritzker. Rauner was also deemed the “Worst Republican Governor” by the National Review – when the right wing is saying you’re bad, then you better believe it. Here are the 2 articles:

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