Article | November 13, 2013 | Stephen Adkins | University Herald
Following the footsteps of University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), the student government at the UC Berkeley has also banned the use of the term 'illegal immigrant,' in academic writing or in communications between faculty, students and staff. The government labeled the term as racially derogatory, offensive and unfair.Read more >
Article | October 23, 2013 | Jesse Lava and Sarah Solon | The Huffington Post
Now that the federal government is up and running again, President Obama has announced that immigration reform is his highest priority. The country's biggest for-profit prison companies already pull in hundreds of millions of dollars a year locking up immigrants in federal custody. They stand to pull in even more money if the new laws generate lots of new prisoners.
And that, in a nutshell, has always been the private prison business model. Mass incarceration leads to massive profits. Read more >