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As I was looking into who is profiting from these detention centers for immigrants I came across the GEO Group. Most of the info is from 2017 and they donated heavily to groups backing Trump after the Obama admin announced it would phase out private prisons in August of 2016.
Profiting off those seeking a better life is big business with help from the Trump admin. South West Key, who run the child detention centers in Texas will be discussed later in thread. I hope someone with better research skills and time will delve deeper into this issue.
Meet the GEO Group, the private prison company who gave money to Trump—and is now reaping the rewards…
"This perhaps explains why the GEO Group is so keen to see Raney, Cyrier and Keough’s bill pass. So keen, in fact, that the organization essentially wrote it. “I’ve known the lady who's [the GEO Group’s] lobbyist for a long time,” Raney told the Associated Press. "
"The day Yates made her announcement, on August 18, the GEO Group’s stock fell from $21.53 a share to $13.01. Investors had clearly realized the impact of Yates’ decree on the GEO Group—in 2015, 45 percent of the company’s revenue came from government agencies."
"The ten-year contract renewals from the Federal Bureau of Prisons are for facilities in Big Spring, Texas, that house more than 3,500 illegal immigrants combined. The deals are expected to generate about $664 million in revenue "…
South West Key a non profit is running child detention centers in Texas. This is a quote from their web site.
"Southwest Key is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1987 to improve the lives of children and their families."
"By far the highest salary included was that of the executive director of Southwest Key Programs. Its CEO and founder, Juan Sanchez, was paid $659,076 in 2015, the last year for which the information is available."…
Texas has found 150 health violations at migrant children shelters… via @expressnews
Funding for South West Key comes from donations, state funding and The U.S. Office of Refugees Resettlement. I searched the ORR site and the latest information for Texas programs and most state programs is for 2013/2014.
Office Of Refugee Resettlement Struggling To House Migrant Children Separated From Parents
Trump, the GOP and now apparently a child advocacy non profit organization are complicit in the suffering and at times inhuman treatment of those seeking safety and a better life for their families.
Trump and Republican policy of child separation, incarceration and profiting from human suffering goes against everything this country stands for and has to be stopped. There are better ways to deal with immigration, Trump's admin appears to be not interested in human methods.
The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles.1/3
From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. 2/3
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” 3/3
Late addition to the thread and must credit @gentilemindmom thread for having me look up more info. General Dynamics is used to research homes for the children and there are many other company listed that are profiting from immigration.
Another defense contractor that was pointed out to me by @tamarabrock in a Daily Beast article, MVM a federal security contractor, has had contracts in the past with Home Land Security/ICE and this could give them an advantage for the new contract.…,
I must point out that the do not currently have a contract but are anticipating the award of a contract and have posted an add on indeed looking for youth care workers. MVM over view in this Bloomberg link.…
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