Sunday, May 23, 2010

sb1070 - Root Cause: Brewer Accepted $$$ in Donations from CCC - Private Prison Detention Owners

Have you ever wondered why the Arizona authorities insist on JAILING the so called illeeegals (eg: the workers, their entire families including their children) for 6 months instead of sending them back to their home countries right away? As I previously reported, the root cause for SB1070, and jailing these folks for 6 months, is the Money these CROOKED Politicians receive from Private Prison Owners. These crony owned private prisons receive $100 A DAY for EACH person held in Detention.
PNT reports: Several months before signing SB 1070, Governor Jan Brewer accepted hundreds of dollars in "seed money" for her clean elections campaign from corporate executives and others with a possible stake in Arizona's "papers please" legislation becoming law.

In all, seven executives with the Tennessee-based private prisons giant Corrections Corporation of America contributed $980 for the governor's start-up fund with Arizona's clean elections system. A warden for one of CCA's Arizona prisons gave $100. A CCA shareholder gave $140. Lobbyists listed with the state of Arizona as having CCA as a client gave another $560, for a total of $1,780. In addition, CCA has contributed a whopping $10,000 to the campaign for Prop 100, the one cent sales tax heavily promoted by Brewer, which is up for approval by voters today. The success of Prop 100 is considered by many to be the linchpin for a Brewer victory in November. How does CCA stand to gain from SB 1070? CCA, which houses 75,000 offenders and detainees in more than 60 facilities nationwide, operates six prisons in Arizona, three of which list U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as a client: Florence, Eloy, and the Central Arizona Detention Center.

If SB 1070 is not stopped by a federal court injunction before it goes into effect late July, as a recently filed ACLU lawsuit aims to accomplish, all Arizona law enforcement will be required to check the immigration status of those they have "reasonable suspicion" of being in the country illegally. This, during any lawful stop, detention, or arrest. So the law could potentially mean a boon in warm bodies for CCA prisons, as those aliens turned over to ICE might find themselves in CCA facilities, even if for a short stay.

"The more folks that get pulled over and detained, the more money CCA makes," said Monica Sandschafer, executive director of the Phoenix immigrant rights group LUCHA, which stands for Living United for Change in Arizona. "It's a pretty disturbing connection between Brewer and this company." ..
Clean Elections holds contributors to the initial seed money fund to a $140 per person limit. Participating gubernatorial candidates must also raise thousands of $5 individual contributions. If they obey these dictates, they are rewarded with public funds: $707,447 for the primary campaign, and $1,061,171 for the general election. However, Sandschafer pointed out that each of the CCA executives and lobbyists in question gave the maximum amount allowed, save for the warden of the Eloy Detention Center Charles DeRosa, who gave $100.

"These are the people who stand to profit from this horrible racist legislation," Sandschafer asserted. CCA execs contributing to Brewer include the company's top brass: Damon Hininger, CCA President and CEO; "senior administrator" Anthony Grande; Gustavus Puryear, at one time CCA's general counsel; Todd Mullenger, executive VP and chief financial officer; and so on.


ultima said...

The needed reform is to pay detention facility operators on the basis of throughput rather than detainee days. Now that is a reform we all should be able to support.

Dee said...

Throughput? How quickly they are processed and placed on a deportation vehicle? That was ICE in the old days and it made sense. Process them kindly, quickly and out. They even took into consideration overstays and pending litigation in Immigration Courts.

It all changed through the Bush years. Now when they are processed, all the private prisons see are $100 bill signs for each day for each person. That's why we see children in these prisons. They are happy the courts are backlogged. They are happy they become lost in the system. And with no one checking no one tracks the abuse or lack of medical treatment.

Dee said...

That is why we need CIR.

With CIR, the processing will be automated. The courts' backlog will be relieved. Those that are in the shadows will come out of the shadows and identify themselves and if crime free, allowed to get in line and apply for legal status. It takes 10 years for this processing to complete and through this time, they must remain crime free and work. Since their paperwork is updated, then the biometric ID does make sense and employers will be required to complete documentation for all. Inspections and audits will be completed and Employers punished for non compliance.

Then, the only people that will stay in the shadows are the actual criminals and ICE/BP can focus on capturing/deporting them. The criminals are of all nationalities, so no more racial profiling. They will be identified, captured, arrested and deported.

Anonymous said...

How in the world will CIR/amnesty change the way we would handle future illegal aliens? Illegal aliens will still be entitled to a hearing or they can agree to be deported just as they are now and not wait months for a hearing. They have the choice of leaving swiftly or being detained until there can be a court hearing. Giving millions in this country aready here legalization and/or amnesty will do NOTHING to change that as the illegals will just continue to come afterwards. You're not making any sense here using CIR as a solution to that problem.

We can implement e-verify across the board, secure the border, deny any tax payer benefits to illegal aliens and rescind the birthright citizenship clause to not include illegal aliens. Why would we need to grant legalization/amnesty to those already here to make all of the above happen?

As usual you are a broken record with your CIR nonsense which does nothing to improve anything just like it didn't in 1986. No more rewarding illegal alien lawbreakers with our precious citizenship or legal residency here. Ain't gonna happen so you might as well start seeing a shrink now as you are bordering on insanity on this issue now and have been for some time now.

Move to Mexico to live in your Hispanic utopia. We don't want to be noted for being a hispanic nation. We like our identity as it is. Just like Mexico likes their identity as a hispanic country. Anyone who wants this nation's natural identity to change through illegal immigration is a racist and a disloyal American. The shoe fits you perfectly.

ultima said...

The shorter the stay in detention the less the opportunity for abuse. Simply paying the detention operators on the basis of throughput should be in separate bill. Each idea for immigration reform should be in a separate bill so the voting in congress can be more selective, approving those things that work and dropping those that don't or are simply unneeded. CIR is not Amnesty.

Vicente Duque said...

Myopia, short-sightedness, nearsightedness - Republican Sickness - Winnning the Present and Losing the Future - Republican Racism, pandering to Racists

Supporters of the Law will lose interest as their attention will be caught by other issues in the future, but Latinos will keep their resentment against the Republican Party for many decades.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek
Republicans Ignore Past Anti-Immigrant Debacles
By Albert R. Hunt
May 23, 2010

Some Excerpts :

May 24 (Bloomberg) -- The Arizona Republican Party, following hard-fought primaries, plans a victory dinner in Phoenix on Aug. 27. There is a perfect speaker: former California Governor Pete Wilson.

Arizona Republicans believe they’re riding a big anti- illegal immigration wave to success in November. Wilson can regale them with how he pursued a similar strategy in 1994, winning re-election with 55 percent of the vote after embracing Proposition 187 to cut off state-funded education and health programs for children of illegal immigrants.

Wilson might also remind his political neighbors that since then the only other member of his party to win a major statewide election is the pro-immigration Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; the Democrats have swept every presidential contest in the Golden State since then; Republicans had captured California in six of the previous seven presidential contests and five of the seven most recent gubernatorial races.

Thanks to Wilson, the Republican brand is anathema to much of the fast-growing Hispanic vote in California.

“There are a lot of similarities between what’s happening in Arizona and what happened in California in 1994,” says Sergio Bendixen, a political pollster and consultant specializing in the Hispanic vote. “That made California a deep blue state (as in Democratic) and Republicans are making the same mistake now trying to benefit on anti-immigration.”

There is widespread resentment among Latinos that they will be singled out as a result of this law, despite the insistence of Arizona officials that racial profiling is impermissible. Both experience and the testimony of law-enforcement officials suggests otherwise.

Party-Line Vote

Hispanics know these anti-immigration measures have a partisan coloration. The Arizona law passed on a virtual party- line vote, with no Democrats in support, and only one Republican state senator in opposition. It was signed by a Republican governor.

Resentment is likely to endure among Latinos, while the attention of supporters moves to other issues. Hispanics are the fastest-growing U.S. voting bloc, comprising 7.4 percent of the electorate in the last presidential election, double their proportion 20 years earlier. Similar growth is expected over the next few decades.

Long-Term Risk

Even in the short-term, support may erode. Few experts think the Arizona law will actually reduce illegal immigration or curb crime.

Even some conservative Republicans, such as former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, warn of the political peril of the Arizona law.

In 1994, when many Republicans in California and elsewhere were celebrating Wilson’s anti-immigration triumph, there were similar warnings from a few prescient politicians, such as the late Jack Kemp, who said this was the “modern equivalent of the know-nothing party of the last century.” Kemp was ignored; his party paid a price.

Youth, Minorities, Demography and Politics :

Vicente Duque

Dee said...

Despite all of your rancor, you are asking about 2 very good issues:

1. How will CIR "fix" our current Immigration Issues?
2. How do we stop people from other countries from trying to get into our country illegally?

I will answer each question, one at a time.

Dee said...

1. How will CIR "fix" our current Immigration Issues?

CIR accomplishes 3 things:
. The Federal Gov't is responsible for our borders and the Feds have responsibility and accountability for protecting us from danger. They provide a secure border, ports and points of entry with trained personnel, automation, electronic surveillance. where the borders are porous, it is their responsibility to step up. I think they have made progress. ICE reports indicates we have the lowest rate of entry in the last 10 years. We already have electronic ground surveillance and night vision. Those you see on those websites are picked up as they come in.

. Employer Sanctions: We do need to have employers punished who solicit and hire and exploit the so called "illeegal" workers. A very strict law is in place in AZ. Why doesn't Arpaio and his masked goons go after them? To date, very little progress has been made in prosecuting employers. Most law enforcement agencies know them, they just don't want to enforce these laws, including Arpaio. Last year I reported on one employer/contractor who should have been jailed. Instead he was hired to build the AZ fence and he hired "illeegals" to do it. (go look it up) The FEDS and LE need to be serious about punishing the employers.

. allowing those here to get in line and apply for legal status (which takes 10 years) as long as they are crime free and stay crime free has may positive benefits, including:
a. brings them all out of the shadows; they are identified; pay taxes; fines; etc.
b. LE no longer has to racial profile the 50M Latino citizens in this country.
c. LE will now go after the felonious criminals, drug cartels, etc. and come down hard on them; through stings, jail-time, etc. Everyone wants this.
d. no more backlog in the immigration courts allowing the courts freedom to automate and maintain timely completion.
e. we can join together as a nation and stop all the hate against all latinos. no more racial profiling. The hate groups will go away again.

Dee said...

2. How do we stop people from other countries from trying to get into our country illegally?

This, by far, is the larger issue and one that is rarely addressed by either side. You might say a 20 ft. fence. However, people may respond, it can be overcome by a 21 ft. ladder or a tunnel.

A fence is NOT going to stop people from wanting a better life. People from around the world want to come to America. 40% of those you call illeeegal are visa overstays and most of them fly in or walk in on Tourist Visas. How are you going to stop them from overstaying their visa or temporary job visa or school visa? Or is this ok by you? Or is your intent just to stop the flow from south of the border with brown skin? Most of that flow is already cut to the lowest levels in decades, per ICE. The hype you hear in AZ is just pure hype. The pictures you see are from operation Nighthawk and those folks are picked up within minutes of the videos.

But going back to your original question, when I see videos like the one I reported about (see title below and google it), I have no idea how you stop people from coming who are desperate. The videos referenced war/weather ravaged Guatemala and Honduras. But the same can be said for people from China, Afghanistan, Russia, etc. etc. How do we stop them from wanting to come here when they see our movies and TV and see all the prosperity and freedoms we have? Do we wall ourselves in and refuse Visitor-Tourist, Guest, Worker, School Visas? We know this is how most now come in.

We can (and do) partner with our allies Mexico and Canada and ask them to help us secure our borders. As I said, we have the lowest rate of illegal border crossers ever, but they still come in via Visas.

In Business School, we are told to "address the need." The root cause is "the motivation of the individual." So the question becomes, "How do we change the motivation of the individual from wanting to come in?"

Answer that question and you answer the problem.

Google this:
Documentary Review - "Which Way Home" or How do we Secure the Borders After They've Seen Manhattan?

Anonymous said...

For those 10 years, NO government subsidies. NO food stamps, NO housing assistance, NO government paid health care, NO free school lunch, NONE at all.

If agree with that, I would consider it.

Vicente Duque said...

Arizona Republicans have awakened a sleeping giant in millions of outraged Americans - Why the Boycott is going to be successful !

My sleeping giant is not Latinos or Minorities, it is millions of nice decent Americans that do not like police states, racial insensitivity, and brutality inside the U. S. Borders.

This is essential a war between the past –older and white– against the future, young and more Latino and also the Young Asian, Native Americans and other Minorities or Multiracials.

The blowback for Arizona is just beginning. It will intensify until the law is off the books. The Arizona legislature is already beginning to tinker with it, but that won’t work.

Major League Baseball, which has the Glory of Jackie Robinson, will almost certainly pull the 2011 All-Star Game out of Phoenix.

Few mayors or governors will want to endure the political backlash that could come from sending their government employees to Arizona for conventions, and some corporate leaders will feel the same about customer reaction and the threat of secondary boycotts.

Consumers vote every day with their wallets and their feet, and this could have a huge impact. Boycotts based on craven political decision-making and racial insensitivity have a way of hitting home in Arizona.

A targeted boycott coupled with a voter mobilizing effort and a strike fund for workers and their families would be tools to let consumers vote with their wallets, and lend solidarity to Arizonans facing the indignities of racial profiling and unemployment.

Millions of Foreigners that are not Milk White will boycott Arizona, they are not going to spend their dollars where they are not welcome, where they are hated, harassed, stalked and humiliated.

And all this will happen before the November Elections of Year 2010.

Nations that evict Youngsters and Youth studying in Schools and Colleges are absolutely mad and economically stupid. Youth is the Greatest Treasure, Youngsters are Great Assets, Young Students are the Future and the Creativity of Every Nation on this Planet.

Vicente Duque

ultima said...

Where's your boycott California post! It has the same law as Arizona,

SECTION 834b - California Penal Code

(a) Every law enforcement agency in California shall fully cooperate with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service regarding any person who is arrested if he or she is suspected of being present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws.

(b) With respect to any such person who is arrested, and suspected of being present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws, every law enforcement agency shall do the following:

(1) Attempt to verify the legal status of such person as a citizen of the United States, an alien lawfully admitted as a permanent resident, an alien lawfully admitted for a temporary period of time or as an alien who is present in the United States in violation of immigration laws. The verification process may include, but shall not be limited to, questioning the person regarding his or her date and place of birth, and entry into the United States, and demanding documentation to indicate his or her legal status.

(2) Notify the person of his or her apparent status as an alien who is present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws and inform him or her that, apart from any criminal justice proceedings, he or she must either obtain legal status or leave the United States.

(3) Notify the Attorney General of California and the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service of the apparent illegal status and provide any additional information that may be requested by any other public entity.

(c) Any legislative, administrative, or other action by a city, county, or other legally authorized local governmental entity with jurisdictional boundaries, or by a law enforcement agency, to prevent or limit the cooperation required by subdivision (a) is expressly prohibited.”

Omigosh! What to do? What to do?

pcorn54 said...

Actually anonymous, you are incorrect, and if there is a "silver lining" to SB-1070, it is this.

Many immigrants detained, if they don't have any wants or warrants for them, are processed and released and given a court date that is usually 6 months to 4 years in the future, as our immigration court dockets are overloaded.

During this time of "parole", they are entitled to work permits and in some cases social security numbers, giving them the freedom to work and make a life, which is all they wanted in the first place.

Between the time of release, court hearing and subsequent appeals, the time can run out as much as 10 years, after which if they are deported, they go voluntarily, having met their goals to re-establish a life in Mexico. Start a business, etc.

So actually, it would be better for the migrants to turn themselves in and receive this largesse awaiting them.

Vicente Duque said...

Anne Frank Syndrome - Latinos in hiding - Racist Laws kill Arizona Census - Walmart : desert-cactus-sand, no cars, zero people - Secrecy Conspiracy : Hotels don't answer to journalists, deny Devastation, total Silence

This note from me is inspired by reading "The Arizona Republic" .... it is clear as daylight that the Arizona Republicans are sweeping under the rug ..... See the link to Arizona Central at the bottom of this page.

Hotels do not answer to Journalists and deny their predicament, losses and devastation worse than a Tornado.

Buses and Vans of public transportation are empty in their routes to and from Mexico and the Racists say "This is the purpose of the Laws, we are happy with Zero Traffic to and from Mexico - Our aim is Total Separation"

Walmart in Nogales Arizona is a Desert, a phantom city with few ghosts.

The Failure of Census to produce accurate numbers : Lower than Reality Population Statistics will harm Arizona with less Federal Funds or less Representation in the U. S. House.

The Angry Arizona Dog barks to the Beautiful California Moon, and use childish ploys to threaten California. Republicans become more ridiculous with time and they unmask their true faces of unkindness and inhumanity.

Read all these stories of Horror here :

The Arizona Republic
The damage to the Census
By Haya El Nasser
May 25, 2010

Vicente Duque

Vicente Duque said...

Phoenix Immigration Examiner : Paul Knost : my idea of immigration reform is a bit too “radical” for the vast majority of my fellow Americans - Some would rather take overt steps toward the formation of a totalitarian police state

Phoenix Immigration Examiner
Was Arizona immigration law SB 1070 worth the price?
May 23, 2010

By Paul Knost
Paul E. Knost is a White lawyer in Maricopa County, Arizona. He has practiced criminal defense in the Phoenix Metropolitan area for seven years. He is a passionate activist in favor of immigration reform in the United States.

Was Arizona immigration law SB 1070 worth the price?

Some excerpts :

3) Grant qualified amnesty to the twelve million who are already here. People who came to the United States as young children, who were brought by their family, and had no choice in the matter--all of them should be given amnesty, so long as two conditions are met: they cannot have a criminal record (other than the illegal entry), and they have to be willing to pay back taxes, if any are owed. People who crossed the border when they were over the age of 18 should be given a partial amnesty: they should have a twelve month grace period within which they could apply for the guest worker program described above. If they apply within the twelve months, they do not have to go south of the border to apply. As long as they have no criminal record, can show that employment is available to them, and are willing to pay any back-taxes owed, they will be admitted to the guest worker program.

This is what I think immigration reform should look like. Is it perfect? Of course not. Are all the details worked out? Nope. Would some people abuse it? Yes, there are always people who abuse privileges, but they can be dealt with individually. Why let a few rotten apples spoil it for everyone?

But, as for now, it seems that my idea of immigration reform is a bit to “radical” for the vast majority of my fellow Americans. It seems that the majority would rather take overt steps toward the formation of a totalitarian police state. And it seems that they feel quite comfortable with the idea of a police state, so long as they are the ones in charge of that police state. But how comfortable would these SB 1070 apologists feel if they were the ones asked to prove their citizenship after being stopped for doing 5 over the speed limit? How strong would their support be after they had to prove they are a U.S. citizen to a patrol officer who had “reasonable suspicion” to believe they are here illegally? After all, white Canadians look and sound an awful lot like white Americans, and the word on the street is that some of them will even over-stay a tourist visa after falling in love with the Arizona winter temperatures. This, of course, is a bit of an apples-and oranges-comparison. I am not aware of any credible claims of white Canadian illegal immMan in Jailigrants being treated with the same ferocious animus as brown Latino and Hispanic illegal immigrants.

Vicente Duque

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