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Who Guards Corrections Corporation of America as it Guards Our Immigration Prisons?

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Who Guards Corrections Corporation of America as it Guards Our Immigration Prisons?

A federal prosecutor is likely investigating claims that CCA used inmate violence to force prisoners to snitch on one another or be moved to extremely violent units.
In November, the Associated Press reported that a video obtained by its reporters showed Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) prison guards watching prisoners fight in an Idaho prison, ignoring the pleas of the prisoner being beaten, Hanni Elabed. While this was not an immigration detention facility, CCA operates many detention facilities under contract from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE needs to look closely at this incident and others reported this year and reassess whether it will continue to risk housing immigration detainees in CCA facilities.

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Is the US fighting a covert race-war?

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Race War?

Argument: The present war on illegal immigration is really not a war on illegal immigrants per se, but a war on non-white illegal immigrants.

Common response by Conservatives (1): White immigrants assimilate better in this country, therefore, there is nothing at all wrong with preferential treatment along racial lines.

The truth is that whichever response is used, they usually make clear that the war on illegal immigration is largely racial. This has been long understood by immigration activists as well as those on the anti-immigration side. Anti-immigration activists are using immigration as a camouflage for a racial war. The arguments about law, and “the rule of law” serve mostly to distract from its pogrom aspects. This means that the illegality part of the argument is irrelevant except as an excuse to reduce America’s non-white population by whatever means available.

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