Sign the petition! Tell Debbie: Say no to CCA! http://mycuenta.me/iv The community around Southwest Ranches has made it clear it doesn’t want take part in the incarceration of immigrants for sale. Pembroke Pines went as far as voting to cutoff water and waste services to Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), a clear message that South Floridians repudiate the private and abusive facilities! The response? CCA is NOW suing the town and going to the extreme to continue this nightmare.
Sign the petition! Tell Debbie: Say no to CCA! http://mycuenta.me/iv
Unfortunately, It’s more that just institutions exploiting immigrants in the name of profit. Coyotes, lawyers, and just everyday people are in the game of immigrants for sale. Here’s a frustrating story out of Chicago.
Police in Chicago have arrested a Little Village woman they say posed as an immigration officer, charging two people thousands of dollars to arrange for their U.S. citizenship.
Gloria Juarez, 53, reportedly charged two Chicago residents $17,000 to process their applications for U.S. citizenship, then threatened them with deportation at gunpoint if they failed to pay her the bogus fee, according to the Chicago Tribune. Juarez has allegedly operated the same scam for the past five years, extorting nearly $150,000 from deceived immigrants.
Juarez told authorities that she has been keeping half the money from her fraudulent exchanges, and giving the other half to her son, who owed money for drugs he had bought her, Vívelohoy reports. Police found crack cocaine in Juarez’s possession during her arrest Sunday.
Juarez faces charges of theft by deception, impersonating a police officer and possession of a controlled substance, police told Vívelohoy.
Police arrested Juarez after her two most recent victims filed official complaints with the department, according to Univision.
This afternoon we are releasing the next video in the Immigrants for Sale series and we thought it would be a good idea to repost our introductory vid the interest of context and background. Private prisons are still a menace! LIKE and REBLOG; spread the word!- ¡Cuéntame!
The “hacktivist” group Anonymous: immigrant rights crusaders? (Flickr, lyrion)
The international group of self-described “hacktivists”, Anonymous, on Friday claimed responsibility for an attack on Alabama government and law enforcement computers in response to the state’s anti-illegal immigration law, HB 56, according to the local Fox News affiliate and others.