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originally posted by: dantanna
i remember reading that walmart, mcdonalds, hotels, etc were all pushing and lobbying hard for illegals, because they need cheap insourced labor.
does anyone have links to reports, or the articles on the web, that state this?
i am just trying to back this concept up on fb, to the gullable.
(AP) MIAMI - The U.S. is locking up more illegal immigrants than ever, generating lucrative profits for the nation's largest prison companies, and an Associated Press review shows the businesses have spent tens of millions of dollars lobbying lawmakers and contributing to campaigns.
The cost to American taxpayers is on track to top $2 billion for this year, and the companies are expecting their biggest cut of that yet in the next few years with government plans for new facilities to house the 400,000 immigrants detained annually.
After a decade of expansion, the sprawling private system is largely controlled by just three companies.
The industry's giants - Corrections Corporation of America, The GEO Group, and Management and Training Corp. - have spent at least $45 million combined on campaign donations and lobbyists at the state and federal level in the last decade, the AP found.