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Dem Lawmakers Call Out Migrant Prison Co. for Hiring John Kelly

HeadlineJun 10, 2019

In more immigration news, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congressmember Pramila Jayapal are demanding the company operating the country’s largest shelter for migrant children explain its decision to add former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to its board of directors. The Democratic lawmakers also want Caliburn International to disclose information on the operation of their prisons for unaccompanied migrant children. Jayapal and Warren wrote in a letter to Caliburn, “General Kelly was at the center of the inhumane and poorly planned immigration policies that put children in cages while separating thousands of families and that benefited your company. … It is outrageous that he now appears to be cashing in on those same policies.”

In related news, a Homeland Security inspector general report released Thursday revealed that ICE failed to meet government standards for housing migrant prisoners at multiple facilities last year. They found multiple violations including “nooses in detainee cells,” expired food and “inadequate medical care.”

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