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ICE is a business: Understanding capital's role in the detention machine.


JP Morgan Chase and other financial institutions play a critical role in funding the private prison companies who literally would not be able to function without constant debt financing. You could not have the immigration system in this country without the active work of these private institutions. What activists have figured out is they have a better chance making headway going after these consumer-facing private companies, like banks and tech firms, than going to the Trump administration.

Writer David Dayen examines the big businesses powering the US immigrant detention and deportation machine - as capital both finances and profits from ICE operations, an activist movement is targeting the corporations funding, engineering and facilitating family separation and explusion policies.

David wrote the report Below the Surface of ICE: The Corporations Profiting From Immigrant Detention for In These Times

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David Dayen

David Dayen is an investigative fellow with In These Times’ Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting.


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