Immigration Law http://nhpr.org en Why Private Prisons Don't Want Immigration Reform http://nhpr.org/post/why-private-prisons-dont-want-immigration-reform-0 <p>Thirty years ago,<a href="http://www.cca.com/"> Corrections Corporation of America </a>opened its first private prison. As demand for border patrol increased over the decades, so has its earnings. Last year, CCA brought in $1.7 <em>billion</em> dollars in revenue – a quarter of which came from government agencies enforcing immigration policy and incarcerating non-citizens in the US. <strong>Lee fang</strong> is Reporting Fellow with the Investigative Fund at <a href="http://www.nationinstitute.org/"><em>The Nation Institute</em></a>. He probed the connection between prison profits and stiffer immigration policies and came up with some unsettling answers. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 15:55:07 +0000 Virginia Prescott 23689 at http://nhpr.org Why Private Prisons Don't Want Immigration Reform http://nhpr.org/post/why-private-prisons-dont-want-immigration-reform <p>Thirty years ago,<a href="http://www.cca.com/"> Corrections Corporation of America </a>opened its first private prison. As demand for border patrol increased over the decades, so has its earnings. Last year, CCA brought in $1.7 <em>billion</em> dollars in revenue – a quarter of which came from government agencies enforcing immigration policy and incarcerating non-citizens in the US. <strong>Lee fang</strong> is Reporting Fellow with the Investigative Fund at <a href="http://www.nationinstitute.org/"><em>The Nation Institute</em></a>. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 15:55:04 +0000 Virginia Prescott 23688 at http://nhpr.org Arizona's Illegal Workforce Is Down, So Now What? http://nhpr.org/post/arizonas-illegal-workforce-down-so-now-what The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments next week on the most divisive immigration law in recent memory. Arizona's Legislature passed SB 1070 two years ago, but much of it has been put on hold pending the court's decision.<p>Still, supporters say the law has achieved one of its stated goals: Thousands of illegal immigrants have self-deported, leaving the state on their own. The real reason — and consequence — of such a demographic shift may be more complex, however.<p>Jossie was one of those illegal workers who decided to leave. Sun, 22 Apr 2012 11:33:00 +0000 Peter O'Dowd 3329 at http://nhpr.org Arizona's Illegal Workforce Is Down, So Now What? Ariz. Immigration Law Limbo Sees Mixed Results http://nhpr.org/post/ariz-immigration-law-limbo-sees-mixed-results The Supreme Court is about to take up one of this term's biggest cases. Next Wednesday, the court will hear arguments challenging Arizona's controversial state immigration law, known as SB 1070.<p>Among other things, the law makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally and requires police to question the immigration status of people they stop. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 23:57:00 +0000 Ted Robbins 3252 at http://nhpr.org Ariz. Immigration Law Limbo Sees Mixed Results