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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

IMMIGRATION DETENTION CENTER EMPLOYED UNLAWFULLY PRESENT IMMIGRANTS

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Yes, you read that headline correctly, but that should be the least of their worries as you'll see below. The Dun Hutto family detention center (yes, just like in the old debtors' prisons in Dickensian London, families are thrown in jail together) has been cited for hiring workers illegally present in the country, according, to an official reprimand of Corrections Corporation of America, the firm that runs the detention facility. The center also allegedly hired individual with criminal histories to work as guards at the facility. This is the same facility, incidentally, cited in May for an alleged rape of a detainee by a guard.



In addition, a new report jointly released by the Women's Commission for Refugee Women & Children and the Lutheran Immigration Service cites a number of really disturbing allegations about facility including:



  • pregnant detainees were x-rayed with no lead screen;


  • detainees received dental work with no anesthesia;


  • pregnant women were not allowed milk and were shackled when taken to outside facilities for checkups


  • overheated water scalded children several times


  • children were punished for being unruly by the guards turning up the air conditioning to make a room very cold or by turning off the hot water in the showers


  • parents and children were regularly threatened with being separated from each other


Incidentally, the Austin Chronicle has been investigating and learned that the rape case is not being prosecuted and the FBI has called off its investigation of the alleged felony saying now that the encounter was consensual (and presumably, so is statutory rape, though its a crime for obvious public policy reasons). 

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  1. 's Avatar
    Where did all these nazis come from? I thought America was trying to do away w/ them.. Do the American authorities really think these are concentration camps and is going to continue to turn a blind eye???? Where is America going??
  2. Sid's Avatar
    Further proof that 12 million illegals cannot be detained and deported - legalization is the only solution.
  3. Legal Immi's Avatar
    I think american citizens should be much more worried about this kind of treatment than anyone else. If some of these people in power get away with these kind of mistakes, I dont think they would be hesitant to give same kind of treatement to american citizens.
  4. Middle Ground's Avatar
    But Greg,

    I thought that private enterprise is so much better at doing things than our government?

    I simply can't believe that a for profit company would allow such behavior. This is outsourcing and outsourcing is good. Right?

    Private industry is also great at other things the government normally does. Like private militias in Iraq. Blackwater is a prime example. When those pesky civilians get in the way, they can be mowed down without messy investigations.

    Also, all of the airlines should outsource EVERYTHING to the lowest cost country. If planes drop out of the sky, well that's just the price of freedom and capitalism. Anyways, we need a good mass memorial service every year or so. Great bonding experience for the country.

    Prisons have been outsourced for years. We don't want our criminals going to liberal commy prisons. Give them a capitalist, efficient, profitable prison. That's the American way.

    Our biggest mistake was not to outsource Guantanamo. A smart capitalist company would have paid good money to stop those pictures from going public.
  5. Sid's Avatar
    MG, the problem with you and your friends at PG is that you guys think you're doing something as important as national security. Once you realize that what you do is never going to be comparable to what a surgeon does in terms of value, you will be more accepting of outsourcing.

    I think developers from the rest of the world realize that the money that they are making now is due to the growth in the IT industry and not because of the "rocket science" they are involved in. The barrier to entry for a s/w job is way lower than most other professions with equivalent pay. You guys think that the 1990's salary levels are your birth-right. That's why you are unhappy.
  6. Middle Ground's Avatar
    "You guys think that the 1990's salary levels are your birth-right. That's why you are unhappy."

    Wow, you seem to know alot about "us guys". So we are simply unhappy because the 90s is over? We must be really shallow.

    When I go to visit Japan again, I'm going to be really upset if they don't immediately grant me permanent residence and citizenship. I'm going to spend all my time telling everyone in Japan how they need to print every document in English, and really they just need to learn my language. If they don't it's only because they are a bunch of racists. I want to "Press 1 for English" in Japan.

    Given my advanced degree, I fully expect them to staple an immigration card to my passport. Employers should line up at the airport with job offers.

    They had better lay out the red carpet for me. I'll be sure to march through downtown Tokyo with the Japanese flag hung upside down if they don't.

    Unfortunately, they won't realize I am protesting. Darn symetrical flag: http://library.thinkquest.org/05aug/01746/IT_Japan.htm
  7. Sid's Avatar
    "Wow, you seem to know alot about "us guys". So we are simply unhappy because the 90s is over? We must be really shallow."

    No. You are delusional.

    "Given my advanced degree, I fully expect them to staple an immigration card to my passport. Employers should line up at the airport with job offers."

    No one expects that here as well. The expectation is that if we follow the rules, meet the requirements and pay the fees, our applications will be processed on time. It's similar to going to the restaurant, ordering what's on the menu and expecting the waiter to show up with your food before the day is over.

    If the USCIS was doing something out of charity then there would be no expectations. They charge us and our employers for providing a certain kind of service and we have a right to protest if we don't get that service from them. If they can't provide the services that they are supposed to then they should waive the fee requirement. You won't find too many refugees complaining about the quality of service from USCIS.
  8. Middle Ground's Avatar
    "If the USCIS was doing something out of charity then there would be no expectations. They charge us and our employers for providing a certain kind of service and we have a right to protest if we don't get that service from them."

    I don't disagree that the process should be streamlined. I've been through it as a spouse, and it still sucked. It should be fixed.

    I disagree with people like yourself attacking working people in this country for wanting to protect their jobs from programs that are harmful to their careers. Rarely have you shown any concern for working people in this country.

    If you have nothing but contempt for us and our jobs, don't be to suprised when you get the same in return.
  9. Dream Act guy's Avatar
    I think both MG and Sid are over-generalizing. We all want an immigration system that isn't broken and prone to abuses. But we also must understand that Americans are feeling economically insecure due to outsourcing and the rise in the cost of living.
  10. Sid's Avatar
    "I disagree with people like yourself attacking working people in this country for wanting to protect their jobs from programs that are harmful to their careers. Rarely have you shown any concern for working people in this country.

    If you have nothing but contempt for us and our jobs, don't be to suprised when you get the same in return."

    MG, I don't think all the H-1Bs woke up one day and decided that they have to make fun of the losers at PG. It was the folks at PG that decided that instead of protesting against the policies and how they may be potentially harming their careers, they would attack the H-1Bs and indulge in name calling. Once you start something, people will retaliate.

    What you guys are getting now is in retaliation. Absolutely no one at PG is claiming that their skills are outdated. They are claiming that they are the cream of the IT industry and the only reason they are being displaced is because of the in-flux of cheap labor. How is it that in an industry of several million people only 1500 are affected by this? Instead of arguing that there are advantages of keeping the work in the US, you are maligning the names of the outsourcing companies.

    You know that you're in the minority here. If all American tech workers heckled their immigrant colleagues with taunts of "cheap labors" everyday, we would have left this country a long time ago. We are retaliating because we know that PG is a minority group that's falsely claiming to represent the best interests of this country and all American tech workers when all they care about is surviving till they retire.

    There are ways to protect your job. Attacking everyone on H-1B is not one of them. Show us respect and we'll return it. Ask us for help on how to improve your skills and some us will be compassionate enough to teach you about the latest technology.
  11. Middle Ground's Avatar
    "Show us respect and we'll return it. Ask us for help on how to improve your skills and some us will be compassionate enough to teach you about the latest technology."

    Now I know you're full of yourself. You are one of the most arrogant people I have ever met.
  12. Greg Siskind's Avatar
    Hi Roy - I am no longer going to bother answering your posts because you never end the conversations and your positions on issues never seem particularly nuanced. On the bluffing thread, you're still going with Joe and you only ended with me because I totally got bored and gave up. There's really no new opinions anymore - just the same thing we've seen over and over.
  13. Middle Ground's Avatar
    And FYI Sid, I have the latest skills and do very well. So don't sit here and insult myself and other working people in this country. You are a discusting individual.

    I am not disrespectful of immigrants - and I believe that we should treat them well. I have worked hard to make sure they are treated fairly as well as American workers. But I can't tolerate people like you belittling hard working people. Shame on you.

    Name one member of the PG who has said anything bad to you. Tell me when it was said, what they said, and who said it. If you can't do that, then stop lying.
  14. Sid's Avatar
    "Now I know you're full of yourself. You are one of the most arrogant people I have ever met."

    Of course. I'm the one complaining that I'm not being paid the same as a doctor. I'm the one claiming that my job cannot be done by an engineer from a third world country.
  15. Middle Ground's Avatar
    "Hi Roy - I am no longer going to bother answering your posts because you never end the conversations and your positions on issues never seem particularly nuanced. "

    OK.

  16. Middle Ground's Avatar
    "Of course. I'm the one complaining that I'm not being paid the same as a doctor. I'm the one claiming that my job cannot be done by an engineer from a third world country."

    Now you are just inventing things. I have never complained about my salary. Hell, I make more than I deserve. When I think of this problem, I am not thinking of me. I am thinking of the general workforce. Our workforce is not being developed. With the IT industry relying too much on the H-1b visa, there hasn't been a big demand for entry level people out of college. And of course, enrollment in Computer Science has dropped because of that.

    I have never said that my job cannot be done by an engineer in a third world country. Many aspects of it can. If there were a bunch of idiots in India, globalization wouldn't be an issue for me. Your comrade JoeF is the one who thinks his job is so special that it isn't at risk.

    I think just about every service job that involves a person who primarly sits behind a computer is at risk. Even if wages in India rise and the dollar continues to fall, the country has invested heavily in education and we have some serious competition. And that isn't the only country.

    Are you projecting? The person you describe and continue to describe isn't me.
  17. Sid's Avatar
    "Name one member of the PG who has said anything bad to you. Tell me when it was said, what they said, and who said it. If you can't do that, then stop lying."

    Just go and read some of the comments posted on the articles on outsourcing and H-1Bs. Obviously, since this is the web and there's no accountability and those comments do not come with the PG rubber stamp.

    If you are denying that your friends at PG are not making those comments then you're the one who's lying.
  18. Dream Act guy's Avatar
    What the heck is PG? Also, can someone explain the feud between H visa holders and PG?



  19. Middle Ground's Avatar
    "If you are denying that your friends at PG are not making those comments then you're the one who's lying."

    Like I said, pull up a post that is from a PG member. I can't be held accountable for every idiot on the Internet. And you can't just assume they are in the PG.

    There are many people who I consider "leeches" who aren't PG members, yet associate with the group and threaten the group anytime we say anything that isn't anti-immigrant. When I wrote the Greencards instead of H-1b article - it was many of those people who attacked me. They don't pay dues, aren't members, and simply stir up things.

    Frankly, I wouldn't be surprised if some lobbyist group hired them to stir up controversy.

    Kim Berry and John Miano are very level headed. Show me one thing they have said that is an attack on immigrants. Just one.
  20. Dream Act guy's Avatar
    I'm bored, so I nominate myself to be the ultimate arbiter between Sid and Middle Ground

    Sid

    VS.

    Middle Ground

    Round 1: FIGHT
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