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Activists march and rally against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Trump administration's immigration policies outside of the ICE offices in Federal Plaza, June 29, 2018 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

ICE Foundation Directors Run Companies with ICE Contracts

Five out of the 10 directors and officers of a charitable foundation supporting Immigration and Customs Enforcement are affiliated with companies that have received funding from ICE or the foundation itself.

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As it Cultivates a Socially Responsible Image, Juul Sends Lobbyist to ALEC’s Annual Meeting

Juul says it wants to “make a meaningful, positive impact on our communities,” but by participating in ALEC it is working with a group that helps corporations violate the public interest.

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Congressional Black Caucus Institute Takes CoreCivic Cash, Boosts Policies That Help Private Prisons

As it benefits from the corporate coffers of private prison giant CoreCivic, the institute advocates privatized reentry programs from which the company profits.

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Guaidó Defends Chevron, Funder of U.S. Regime Change Organization

Chevron has been a loyal donor to the International Republican Institute, a nonprofit with ties to the U.S. Republican party that has worked for decades to strengthen the political opposition in Venezuela.