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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fl - D) Backs Corrections Corporation of America over Her Constituents

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Over the weekend I stumbled upon a blog posted on MyCuentame.org, which I found to be particularly telling.  It appears that Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fl. - D) has endorsed Correction Corporation of America's (CCA) plan to build the largest immigration detention center in the United States.


For those of you who don't know, CCA is a private corporation that is in the business of designing, building, managing, and operating detention centers for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  In short, they are in the business of locking up immigrants.  CCA is for-profit, and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.  Their profitablility is directly tied to the policies of the government as they relate to the number of immigrants being locked up.  


It should be noted that the price of a single share of CCA stock has nearly doubled since President Obama's election.  No small coincidence.  Anyone that reads this blog knows that President Obama has implemented the most aggressive immigration enforcement and deportation policy in the history of the United States. Needless to say, for CCA, business is booming.  


So back to Debbie Wasserman Schultz.  CCA wants to build its newest super prison in a small Florida town that just happens to be in Schultz's district.  Cuenteme reports that 99% of all the residents of this town, Schultz's constituents, oppose the building of a private for-profit prison that houses immigrant detainees.  Schultz, in all her hypocritical glory, has backed the Corporation.






Does anyone else find it curious that the President and the party that pledged to champion the issue of comprehensive immigration reform have not introduced a single new piece of legislation in over three years that actually addresses the issue?  I, for one, would like to know how much money CCA has donated to the DNC, President Obama, and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, or alternatively to Super Pacs that fund their campaigns. 


This President has set quotas of 400,000 deportations per year.  I wonder how they came up with that number.  Was CCA consulted?  


The Administration has also stonewalled the release of immigration enforcement data.  Another coincidence?


I implore you to click here to sign the petition to tell Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fl - D) to say NO to CCA because immigrants are not for sale!

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  1. Huseyin's Avatar
    It was definitely insttereing when comparing the immigration of our people hundreds of years ago to America versus today's immigration. We seem to be facing a new wave of immigration that we are not quite yet aware of how to deal with. An insttereing thought to me is that we, once immigrants ourselves, quickly became "King of the Hill" who's to say that new immigrants won't soon begin to take over and redefine the complete demographics of our societies. It is no doubt we are already seeing a shift in cultural happenings.I did like your point when stating you had never heard of a positive reaction to illegal immigration. When I thought back upon the debate topic, I haven't truthfully heard one either. Typically it is a negative and often hate filled message when political figures and citizens discuss the topic. One could beg to differ if there is any good coming from this migration of people, or if we altogether are seeing a redefining of what it means to be "American" in a multicultural nation.
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