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Obama and Immigrant Detention

Private Prison Company Welcomes Fed's New Immigrant Detention Strategy

Renee Feltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Renee Feltz

On the heels of an announcement that it will stop holding children in its Hutto facility, the nation's largest private prison provider assured investors they still expect business from the government.

Obama's Vision of "Truly Civil" Immigrant Prison Reform: More Prisoners, More Prisons

Roberto Lovato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roberto Lovato

The Obama administration's talk of "truly civil" immigrant prisons and of imprisoning immigrants more "thoughtfully and humanely" are reminiscent of similar talk by the Bush administration.

Immigration Detention Reform Moves to Front Burner

Roberto Lovato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roberto Lovato

Guantanamo Bay isn't the only prison crisis that Obama will have to deal with. There's another crisis growing in the many immigration detention centers carpeting the interior of the country.