Using Jailed Migrants As A Pool Of Cheap Labor

05/24/2014 10:39 pm ET | Updated May 24, 2014
  • The New York Times

The kitchen of the detention center here was bustling as a dozen immigrants boiled beans and grilled hot dogs, preparing lunch for about 900 other detainees. Elsewhere, guards stood sentry and managers took head counts, but the detainees were doing most of the work — mopping bathroom stalls, folding linens, stocking commissary shelves.

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