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Immigration "Bed Mandate" Requires 34,000 People Detained Each Day

The increasing privatization of detention centers is behind mandatory detention rules in immigration reform bill.

Tens of thousands of legal migrants detained in US to meet prison 'bed quota'

In the past five years a record number of legal immigrants have been locked up in the US. Officials are driven by a federal mandate that obliges them to keep 34 thousand behind bars every day.

34,000 Sold: How human rights are traded for profit in the United States.

Congress mandates that 34,000 immigrants be detained in the United States every day of the year.

Illegal Immigrant Detentions and Soaring Profits

The detention of illegal immigrants is increasingly contracted out to private companies, whose profits have soared the last decade.

Critics of US Immigrant Detention Center Go In to Support Detainees

Around 34,000 undocumented immigrants are being held at detention centers around the U.S. Many have fled violence in Central America and have family here yet still face deportation. In this video, advocates go to one of the largest centers and try to help the detainees inside.

Private Prisons for Immigrant Families Grow Despite Court Ruling Against "Detention as Deterrence"

The Obama administration continues to expand its controversial practice of detaining mothers and their children despite a judge's order that using it to deter mass migration is illegal. 

ICE Immigration Detention: What You Should Know

ICE is locking up and deporting mostly non-criminals and costing taxpayers millions of dollars a day in doing so. Here's a look at how our immigrant detention and deportation system really works.

Immigrants For Sale

The detention of migrants is a multi-billion dollar industry. Private corporations profit from locking up immigrants.

AFSC Peace Intern Reflections - Caleb Madison 2015

Caleb Madison served as an AFSC Peace Intern and worked with high school-aged youth on the If I Had A Trillion Dollars Youth Film festival, the If I Could Change the World Spoken Word Project and the Social Change Institute in 2014 - 15. He shares his reflections on this work and what he learned about social change.

AFSC Peace Intern Reflections - Austin Hoffman 2015

Austin Hoffman served as an AFSC Peace Intern and worked with high school-aged youth on the If I Had A Trillion Dollars Youth Film festival, the If I Could Change the World Spoken Word Project and the Social Change Institute in 2014 - 15. He shares his reflections on this work, commenting on the challenges, the inspirations, the amazing people, the impact on youth and what he learned.

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