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Immigration

Surveillance Primary category in which blog post is published

Echoing Defense Industry Donors, Democrats Call for a Surveillance Wall

Democratic appropriators are promoting an increase in spending on border surveillance technologies to solve the impasse over Homeland Security funding. Their donors from the defense industry have been lobbying for these funds for years.

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Members of New Border Security Committee Took Money from Private Prison PACs

More than half of the members of the House-Senate conference committee that will work on a deal to fund ICE have received campaign donations from GEO Group and CoreCivic.

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Greenwashing Hate: Anti-Immigrant Colcom Foundation Funds Dozens of Environmental Groups

Sludge asked the groups, which include The Conservation Fund and Earthworks, about their funding from Colcom Foundation. Most declined to comment.

Immigration Primary category in which blog post is published

Who Funds PragerU’s Anti-Muslim Content?

The right-wing educational website PragerU has published videos that discriminate against immigrants and Muslims. Sludge found out who’s funding them.

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NYC Council To Hold Public Hearing on #AbolishICE

Councilmember Carlos Menchaca's legislative push was inspired by a Sludge investigation in July that discovered ongoing NYC government contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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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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They’re Sanctuary Jurisdictions, so Why Are They Contracting With ICE?

Areas billed as safe havens for undocumented immigrants seeking reprieve are continuing to contract with ICE despite being labeled as “sanctuary” jurisdictions.

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Who Is Making Money from ICE in Your State?

Hundreds of for-profit and nonprofit corporations have pulled in billions of dollars worth of ICE contracts in recent years. See where these ICE operations take place and where the corporations are headquartered.