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QuoteWhite House greenlights a new immigration-detention center in TexasA private-prison company announced Thursday that it will build a $110 million detention complex in the city of Conroe near Houston as part of a 10-year, renewable contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.BY JULIÁN AGUILAR APRIL 14, 2017 11:16 AMA private-prison company that has for years been in the crosshairs of immigrant rights groups announced Thursday it will build a $110 million detention complex in the Houston metro area.The Florida-based GEO Group said in a news release its new facility will be built in the city of Conroe as part of a 10-year, renewable contract with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The detention center will be finished toward the end of 2018, the company said. The Associated Press first reported the story."We are very appreciative of the continued confidence placed in our company by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement," George C. Zoley, GEO's chairman and CEO said in a statement. The company expects the new facility to generate the firm about $44 million in yearly revenue.Immigrant advocacy groups said the move signals the beginning of President Trump's efforts to expand detentions and begin fast-tracking the deportations of millions of undocumented immigrants in the country. Part of the president's Jan. 25 executive order on immigration instructed the Department of Homeland Security to increase bed space for undocumented immigrants subject to removal. "We're not surprised, but we are deeply disappointed that the administration is not only lining the pockets of the private-prison industry but expanding detention," said Bob Libal, the executive director for Grassroots Leadership, an Austin-based immigrant rights and private-prison watchdog group.Neither the Conroe mayor's office nor the city secretary's office immediately responded to an email seeking comment on the announcement Friday, and officials with those offices were not reachable by phone.The new facility will add to the GEO Group's heavy presence in Texas. The company's website lists more than a dozen facilities it operates in the state. They range from smaller local jails used mainly by the U.S. Marshals Service to larger immigration-detention complexes near the border.GEO Group was involved in a lengthy legal battle last year after Grassroots Leadership filed a lawsuit to prevent the company's Karnes City facility from being licensed as a child-care facility by state officials. The center houses hundreds of women and children that were part of the surge of undocumented immigrants from Central America who began arriving to Texas in record numbers four years ago.The child-care facility licensing has been necessary since 2015, when U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee ordered that immigrants held in Texas and elsewhere should be released because their detention violates the provisions of a 1997 settlement — the Flores v. Meese agreement — that requires undocumented juveniles be held in facilities that protect their health and safety.A state district judge denied the state the ability to issue the licenses, but the facility continues to operate as a temporary processing center, Libal said.
Quote from: Satyagraha on Feb 23, 2017, 07:00:38 PMAmerica's Private Prisons Are Back in BusinessJanuary 10, 2017, 5:00 AM ESTIn the hardscrabble desert hamlet of Milan, New Mexico, incarceration is the biggest game in town.Not far from Interstate 40, among fragrant sage and creosote bushes, stands a sprawling outpost of CoreCivic Inc., one of America's biggest for-profit prison companies. The 1,200-bed facility, formerly a lockup for car thieves and drug dealers, is being transformed into a detention center for immigrants fleeing Mexico and Central America. It will be opening just as Donald Trump becomes president.Immigrants are a growth business for Milan and the U.S. prison-industrial complex. Trump's pledge to clamp down on illegal immigration and deport millions has given the private-prison industry its biggest boost in years. Since the Republican was elected, CoreCivic stock has jumped 78 percent. Rival private-prison company Geo Group Inc., is up 53 percent. (continued)Attorney General Jeff Sessions signals support for private prisonshttp://www.wtae.com/article/attorney-general-jeff-sessions-signals-support-for-private-prisons/8972511Updated: 5:32 PM EST Feb 23, 2017Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled Thursday his strong support for the federal government's continued use of private prisons, reversing an Obama administration directive to phase out their use. Stocks of major private prison companies rose at the news.Sessions issued a memo replacing one issued last August by Sally Yates, the deputy attorney general at the time. That memo directed the federal Bureau of Prisons to begin reducing and ultimately end its reliance on privately run prisons.It followed a Justice Department audit that said private facilities have more safety and security problems than government-run ones. Yates, in her announcement, said they were less necessary given declines in the overall federal prison population.But Sessions, in his memo, said Yates' directive went against longstanding Justice Department policy and practice and "impaired the Bureau's ability to meet the future needs of the federal correctional system." He said he was directing the BOP to "return to its previous approach."The federal prison population — now just under 190,000 — has been dropping due in part to changes in federal sentencing policies over the past three years. Private prisons hold about 22,100 of these inmates, or 12 percent of the total population, the Justice Department has said.The federal government started to rely on private prisons in the late 1990s because of overcrowding. Many of the federal prison inmates in private facilities are foreign nationals who are being held on immigration offenses. The Yates policy did not extend to prisons used by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which hold tens of thousands of immigrants awaiting deportation.Immigration and human rights advocates have long complained about conditions in privately run prisons. An inspector general audit from last August said problems at private prisons in recent years included property damage, injuries and the death of a corrections officer.
Quote from: EvadingGrid on Apr 20, 2017, 05:00:41 PMTrump's self-imposed cybersecurity deadline is up: What we got?Quick clue: President Snowflake is a compulsive liarhttps://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/04/20/trumps_cybersecurity_deadline_is_up/Analysis On January 6, president-elect Donald Trump had a meeting with the heads of the intelligence services and came out with one action point: cybersecurity."Whether it is our government, organizations, associations or businesses we need to aggressively combat and stop cyberattacks," an official statement read. "I will appoint a team to give me a plan within 90 days of taking office. The methods, tools and tactics we use to keep America safe should not be a public discussion that will benefit those who seek to do us harm."A week later, he named former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani as his cybersecurity tsar (despite a total lack of relevant experience). Two weeks later he became president of the United States; 90 days later is today. So where is the cybersecurity team and plan?It's hard to tell, but based on some shoe-leather reporting by Politico the answer seems to be: absolutely nowhere.The cybersecurity focus did seem to be there at the start of the Trump presidency. Only a week after taking office, a draft cybersecurity executive order was leaked to the Washington Post.That order largely followed the Obama Administration's view of cyberspace: it's a vital national resource and a source of economic value and the government should actively ensure its security.Where it differed was that it took a more authoritarian view of the internet and suggested new legal powers would be given to government agencies over what is overwhelmingly a privately owned network.READ MOREhttps://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/04/20/trumps_cybersecurity_deadline_is_up/
Quote from: EvadingGrid on Apr 22, 2017, 07:31:29 AMAnother U-TurnTHEN : 18 Aug 2016 They will soon be calling me MR. BREXIT!-- Donald TrumpNOW : 22 April 2017Trump puts EU ahead of Britain in trade queueMerkel lands Brexit victory for Brusselshttps://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/trump-puts-eu-ahead-of-britain-in-trade-queue-l7t8zwn7k
Quote from: Satyagraha on Apr 22, 2017, 07:39:33 AMI read that this morning and wondered what you thought about it. It seems that he could not get any specific deal with Germany, unless he went through EU. Explains, perhaps, his obvious annoyance with Merkel.
Quote from: #1 Trouble Maker on Apr 22, 2017, 09:27:55 AMAlex Jones media operation 'Neocon Wars' is still trying to BS the sheep NOT to wake up to trumpCFR: TRUMP SABOTAGING GLOBALIST WORLD ORDERhttps://www.infowars.com/cfr-trump-sabotaging-globalist-world-order/Someone living in the real world countered with...LMAO at the above article, do your own research people.Trump's Globalist Swamp, a partial list:
Quote from: #1 Trouble Maker on Apr 22, 2017, 09:27:55 AMAlex Jones media operation 'Neocon Wars' is still trying to BS the sheep NOT to wake up to trumpCFR: TRUMP SABOTAGING GLOBALIST WORLD ORDERhttps://www.infowars.com/cfr-trump-sabotaging-globalist-world-order/
Quote from: Q on Apr 22, 2017, 11:50:21 AMAccording to Paul Watson, just being a Trump supporter is now synonymous with being 'red-pilled'.
Quote from: Q on Apr 22, 2017, 11:50:21 AMAs for Alex Jones, he does not deserve a pass because he has personal issues. We all have personal stuff do deal with, but this does not excuse us from competently doing our jobs.Of course, Alex Jones has been and is competently doing his job, but it's not what his supporters think it is.
Quote from: Q on Apr 22, 2017, 01:21:10 PMI don't think he sold out as such, or rather there was likely no smoke-filled room and piles of used bills after which Jones was their bitch. It was more likely what Alan Watt used to talk about, which is media personalities being allowed into positions of influence to be 'themselves', and when that persona or set of views needed to be adjusted, it would be.