9:11 AM Eastern - Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Who benefits from a broken immigration system - Part II

On Monday, SEIU President Mary Kay Henry and SEIU's Immigration Campaign Director, Javier Morillo joined SEIU members and National People's Action (NPA) leaders at a rally outside of the DC Headquarters of Corrections Corporation of America, the largest private prison company in America. Janitors, home care workers, public employees and community allies called on CCA to stop profiting off our broken immigration system.

Private prison operator Corrections Corporation of America and its lobbyists reap huge profits from our broken immigration system and use their power and money to make sure it stays broken - and profitable...for them.

We know who loses with our current broken immigration system - workers who face depressed wages, families, immigrants, local communities and taxpayers but the real question is who benefits from the keeping the status quo?

Check out this video and see for yourself:

With 40 percent of CCA's business coming from federal government immigrant detention contracts, CCA has lobbied hard to keep taxpayer dollars flowing into their coffers.

It is no secret that unscrupulous employers game our broken immigration system by exploiting workers to pad their pockets with profits. But there are some corporations that benefit more directly from an enforcement heavy immigration system; no one benefits more directly than private prison operators who secure costly government contracts to house immigrants in detention centers.

Click here to learn more: http://action.seiu.org/whoprofits

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