Private prisons are winners in immigration control

Private prisons are reaping the benefits of immigration control, with hefty government expenditures and large profits lining their pockets. Read about this profitable "industry" and the alternatives to detention that might pair more humane treatment with cost effectiveness in The Atlantic's "The Winners in Immigration Control: Private Prisons." By: Susan Banovetz, director of communication, The Advocates … Continue reading Private prisons are winners in immigration control

Debunking the “This Has to be Orchestrated by Somebody” Theory

Theories, suspicions by FOX News and others try to account for the increased number of people seeking asylum because of gang violence. Seventy-two Latin American migrants crossing Mexico and headed to the U.S. border in 2010 met their fates together. Their families, frightened by the control wielded by brutal drug gangs in regions of Mexico, … Continue reading Debunking the “This Has to be Orchestrated by Somebody” Theory

Minnesota Lawmakers Lead National Efforts to End Sex Trafficking

It’s no secret that human trafficking is a widespread crime. All one has to do is look at last month’s FBI Operation Cross-Country, which recovered over 100 teens across the United States. Human trafficking is also one of the oldest crimes against persons, or as Vednita Carter, founder and executive director of Breaking Free, aptly … Continue reading Minnesota Lawmakers Lead National Efforts to End Sex Trafficking