If the following immigration law issues give you grounds for concern,
- Deported Parents May Lose Kids to Adoption,
- Migrant Children Transferred to Tent Camp in Dead of Night,
- Private Prisons Rake In Millions Detaining Immigrants,
Then please read this post by The Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky:
Are we, as Americans, willing to psychologically punish, torture and even maim for life innocent children, just because their parents are illegal aliens, by
- separating them from their asylum seeking parents?
- detaining them in facilities that may not be good enough to house convicted adult criminals?
- giving them up for adoption against the will of parents who're not drug addicts, alcoholics or dangerous criminals?
Do we want to turn mass incarceration, especially of illegal immigrants, into a money-making venture?
Please read the following articles listed below w. links:
1. Deported Parents May Lose Kids to Adoption.
2. Migrant Children Transferred to Tent Camp in Dead of Night.
3. Private Prisons Rake In Millions Detaining Immigrants.
Is this what America stands for?
What do you think?
- If you know someone who's having immigration issues -- including parents with minor children (even if the children are U.S. citizens!),
- If you are in the United States unlawfully (illegal immigration status), especially with minor children,
- If your company is or may be employing illegal aliens,
- If you are considering coming to or staying in the United States (e.g. living, working, going to school) and you're concerned about potential violation of U.S. immigration laws,
Then please talk to an experienced and competent immigration law attorney ASAP for legal advice, protection and to minimize any potential civil, administrative and criminal liability!
If you have or are harboring and/or providing material support to an illegal alien, please be aware that under certain circumstances, this can lead to federal criminal charges and confiscation of your property (8 U.S. Code § 1324)
The Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky
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Deported Parents May Lose Kids to Adoption, Report Finds.
OCT 10, 2018
Federal officials insist they are reuniting families and will continue to do so. A new AP investigation reveals otherwise.
But an Associated Press investigation drawing on hundreds of court documents, immigration records and interviews in the U.S. and Central America identified holes in the system that allow state court judges to grant custody of migrant children to American families — without notifying their parents.
Migrant Children Transferred to Tent Camp in Dead of Night
OCT 01, 2018
With detention facilities overflowing due to President Donald Trump’s monstrous immigration policies—which have sent the number of children detained by the U.S. government soaring to a record 12,800—the Trump administration is reportedly carrying out dead-of-night “mass transfers” of children from foster homes and shelters to a crowded Texas tent camp, where they have no schooling and limited access to legal services.
According to the New York Times, more than 1,600 “migrant children have been roused in the middle of the night in recent weeks and loaded onto buses with backpacks and snacks for a cross-country journey to their new home: a barren tent city on a sprawling patch of desert in South Texas.”
The Times continued:
Until now, most undocumented children being held by federal immigration authorities had been housed in private foster homes or shelters, sleeping two or three to a room. They received formal schooling and regular visits with legal representatives assigned to their immigration cases.
But in the rows of sand-colored tents in Tornillo, Tex., children in groups of 20, separated by gender, sleep lined up in bunks. There is no school: The children are given workbooks that they have no obligation to complete. Access to legal services is limited.
While the Tornillo tent camp was originally opened for just a short period in June to accommodate the growing number of children the Trump administration was ripping from their parents’ arms and locking up, the “pop-up city” was expanded last month to be able to hold 3,800 children.
Private Prisons Rake In Millions Detaining Immigrants
OCT 02, 2018
Private for-profit prisons are a roughly $4 billion industry in America. When Thomas Beasley first started what became CoreCivic, one of the two largest private prison corporations (the other is GEO Group) in the 1980s, America was running out of space in federally owned prisons. Beasley says he was just filling a hole in the market, telling an interviewer, “You just sell it like you were selling cars or real estate or hamburgers.”
As The New York Times notes in its Retro Report series—which explores the effects of political and business trends—such prisons “are where the government sends most people caught trying to enter the United States illegally.”
The documentary video in this week’s Retro Report explores how these immigrant prisoners are treated. As the Times explains, “One picture of private prisons captured in the video includes barely edible food, indifferent health care, guard brutality and assorted corner-cutting measures.”
Private prison corporations may house only 9 percent of the nation’s total prison population, but they are in charge of a much larger portion of immigrant detainees—“73 percent by some accounts,” the Times reports. Alonzo Peña, a former deputy director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, says that ICE is at least partly to blame:
“We set up this partnership with the private industry in a way that was supposed to make things much more effective, much more economical,” he said. “But unfortunately, it was in the execution and the monitoring and the auditing we fell behind, we fell short.
While the private prison industry is raking in billions for the corporations in charge, the system doesn’t appear to save the government much money, the Times reports:
Studies suggest that governments save little money, if any, by turning over prison functions to private outfits. And in 2016, under President Barack Obama, the Justice Department concluded that private prisons were in general more violent than government-operated institutions, and ordered a phaseout of their use at the federal level. Reversing that order was one of the first things that President Trump’s attorney general, Jeff Sessions, did on taking office.
The companies claim they are in fact more efficient than the government. Rodney King, CoreCivic’s public affairs manager, told the Times, “Privately operated facilities are better equipped to handle changes in the flow of illegal immigration because they can open or close new facilities as needed.”
Corporations like CoreCivic and GEO Group have extensive financial and political connections, spending millions on lobbying Congress to ensure they maintain their power.