How private prison companies are influencing immigration policy

In a new article, a trio of researchers led by Loren Collingwood, a political scientist at the University of California, Riverside, reported the discovery of a significant link between the presence of an ICE-contracted private detention facility in a federal legislator's district and that legislator's co-sponsorship of punitive immigration bills. Legislators representing districts where privately contracted companies manage or own detention facilities, meanwhile, are more likely to introduce anti-immigrant bills by a factor of three.

How private prison companies are influencing immigration policy

Private prison stocks soared in the aftermath of President Donald Trump's 2016 election. Given his tough stance on immigration as a candidate, it's easy to understand why.

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