In the U.S., a study out of Yale indicates that there are twice as many illegals in the U.S. as previously indicated at 22 million. For Trumptards who thought Red Queen would deliver as a “man of action” guess again. Trump, who has vowed to deport “millions” of illegal migrants, has yet to surpass 260,000 deportations in a single year. Obama deported 1.18 million people during his first three years in office, Trump has deported fewer than 800,000 including only 260,000 in budget year 2019. That’s a run rate one-third less than Obama.
Trump has made a little progress on hard stops at the border as the number of unauthorized migrants stopped at the southern border reached nearly 1 million in the 2019 fiscal year — the most recorded since at least 2014. But that is a drop in the bucket compared to the illegals already in. There is no wall, three years into the Trumpian administration.
However Trump does like to incarcerate illegals. That’s because the ICE detention business has been privatized. CoreCivic, Inc. and GEO Group, Inc.—collectively manage more than half of private prison contracts in the country (including immigration and non-immigration detention)—earned combined revenue exceeding $4 billion in FY 2017. The private prison industry ran nine of the ten largest detention centers housing ICE detainees.
The cost is about $145 a day to detain aka imprison illegals in private corporate owned prisons. It costs $98 a day in a public municipal-run immigrant jail. The later also gives control back to the communities affected, who are more aware of the situation on the ground. The whole system needs to be revamped to local control down to the precinct level.
In March, 2017 Trump announced he would increase immigrant detention. The administration decided to radically expand the United States’ detention capacity, specifically for women and children, by over four-hundred fifty per cent (450%). Most detainees are from Mexico, followed by El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.
Meanwhile the real trouble is allowed to run amok. In September, 2018 a federal judge in California blocked ICE from using certain information in criminal databases, including fingerprints, to make arrests. Accordingly about 15,000 fewer criminal aliens were arrested this year compared to last.
A core Winter Watch belief and principle is that once again this is malice by design not Hanlon’s Razor incompetence. Trump’s so-called policy is a Trojan Horse train wreck by design. Soros and friends send the illegals and fellow psychopath Trump insures a disaster through bad policy.
We often point to Trump being a Trojan Horse, but the evidence is clear and mounting that he has friends on the other side of the faked Hegelian dialectic political scam in the US. They are working in tandem.
The private prison industry predicts greater profits due to an increase in ICE arrests within the country’s interior as compared to the level during the latter Obama years. Since removals in the U.S. interior take longer to process, migrants could spend longer periods of time in detention—a fact cited by CoreCivic and GEO Group corporate officials as a source of optimism during separate earnings calls in August 2017.
In FY 2017, the average length of stay at any one migrant prison or jail was 34 days, compared to 22 days in FY 2016 and 21 days in FY 2015. The acting chief of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in August, 2019 that the federal agency was preparing for the average stay for families to increase to 50 days. Takeaway: If a person is detained over a few months they are effectively gulaged.
The reason we know this is a scam is that Federal government data obtained by TRAC indicate that 70 percent of people in immigration detention are held in U.S. detention for 1 month or less; in fact, many people were released the same day they were detained, indicating that ICE did not need to obtain court approval to deport these individuals.
Notice the operating term is deport, not release into the domestic US. Mexican citizens can be driven to border and pointed the way south. Central Americans can be bought a one way ticket home- not that difficult. According to Greyhound bus a ticket from El Paso to Mexico City is $93, less than a day’s detention in the Gulag.
There is an attempt by the usual suspects to malign ICE Air, but for $8,000 an hour for a two a half hour flight, a hundred or more illegals can been flown quickly and humanely to their homes. This should be multiplied. If there is a shortage of aircraft, no more flimsy excuses- use the time tested bus. Instead we have a prison/gulag scam run by the usual suspects.
Winter Watch Takeaway
Privatization, produced the “prison industrial complex”—a set of bureaucratic, political, and economic interests that encourage increased spending on imprisonment. In other words evil and corruption as it incentivizes detention of mostly non-criminals – not deportation. Some how we are not surprised.