Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Immigration Enforcement Benefits Prison Firms

Immigration Enforcement Benefits Prison Firms
Published: July 19, 2006

As the Bush administration gets tougher on illegal immigration and increases its spending on enforcement, some of the biggest beneficiaries may be the companies that have been building and running private prisons around the country.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Immigrants Drive Prison Profits

Tom Barry | December 1, 2008

Americas Policy Program, Center for International Policy (CIP)

Immigrants are behind one of America's fastest growing, most profitable industries. That shouldn't come as a surprise. Immigrants have always been a core factor in U.S. economic development.

Mining, railroads, agribusiness, and, recently, construction have been among the many U.S. industries that historically been driven by an abundant supply of immigrants. But now, when the economy is imploding, most industries are shedding immigrants. The private prison industry, however, is booming, largely because of the ever-increasing supply of immigrants supplied by the federal government.

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Outside of Europe

'Outside of EUrope' is a critical, short documentary examining the exclusionary nature of EU immigration and border policies and the responsibilities that are placed on periphery countries to handle the flow of migrants and refugees. Ukraine is used as the case study. Far from the eyes of the public, and never seen before on film, the documentary takes the viewer inside the Mukachevo Detention Centre for Women and Children Refugees, as well as the Pavshino Detention Centre for Illegal Migrants and Refugees in Ukraine. Through diverse interviews that include refugees who failed in their attempt to cross into the EU, as well as officials such as the Immigration Minister for the Transcarpathia region, 'Outside of EUrope' throws light on various human right issues that incur from the expansion of the European Union.
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'Outside of EUrope' (2007)
27:40 min MiniDV, NTSC 4:3
Filmed in Ukraine, August 2007.
Post-produced in Belgrade,
Serbia, November 2008.

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