Company that runs immigration detention centers is top donor for three Texas congressmen

One of the country’s largest operators of private immigration  detention facilities has made significant contributions to several Texas members of Congress. The GEO Group’s PAC and executives have given $32,900 to Houston Republican Rep. John Culberson’s campaign this election cycle, according to Federal Election Commission documents and GEO is Culberson's largest donor.

The Billion-Dollar Business of Operating Shelters for Migrant Children

The business of housing, transporting  and watching over migrant children detained along the southwest border  is not a multimillion-dollar business. It’s a billion-dollar one. The nonprofit Southwest Key Programs has won at least $955 million in  federal contracts since 2015 to run shelters and provide other services to immigrant children in federal custody.

Some Contractors Housing Migrant Children Are Familiar to Trump’s Inner Circle

Many of the nonprofits, corporations and religious groups watching over migrant children detained at the southwest border have been in this business for years — and they have a history of political connections, donating millions of dollars to Democrats and Republicans alike. Now, as new federal policies greatly expand the number of migrants held in  detention, it is also becoming clear that some of the players in this  billion-dollar industry have particularly strong ties to the Trump  administration.

Before Trump, Israel Put Palestinian Children In Cages

Immigrant children have been mistreated and abused for years in the  United States. But so have Palestinian youth, who Israeli officials caged outside in the cold. In light of recent news, this practice is now being compared to how President Donald Trump’s administration is treating minors separated from their parents at the border.

Detention of Migrant Children Has Skyrocketed to Highest Levels Ever

Even though hundreds of children separated from their families after
crossing the border have been released under court order, the overall
number of detained migrant children has exploded to the highest ever
recorded — a significant counternarrative to the Trump administration’s
efforts to reduce the number of undocumented families coming to the
United States.