Private Prison Profits behind Arizona’s SB1070

October 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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October 28, 2010

Last year, two men showed up in Benson, Ariz., a small desert town 60 miles from the Mexico border, offering a deal.

Glenn Nichols, the Benson city manager, remembers the pitch.

“The gentleman that’s the main thrust of this thing has a huge turquoise ring on his finger,” Nichols said. “He’s a great big huge guy and I equated him to a car salesman.”

What he was selling was a prison for women and children who were illegal immigrants. Read more

Immigrant vets face deportation despite service

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By JULIANA BARBASSA, Associated Press Writer

SAN FRANCISCO – When Rohan Coombs joined the U.S. Marine Corps, he never thought one day he would be locked up in an immigration detention center and facing deportation from the country he had vowed to defend.

Coombs, 43, born in Jamaica, immigrated to the United States legally as a child with his family. He signed up to serve Read more

Border Patrol has made a 2nd offer for the Eagles lodge building in Port Angeles

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Eagles considering latest Border Patrol offer
 By Paul Gottlieb, Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Eagles club members are expected to meet by Wednesday to consider the Border Patrol’s second offer to buy the club’s lodge building for a new North Olympic Peninsula headquarters. Read more

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