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Private prisons profit from immigrant quotas, critics charge

Private prisons profit from immigrant quotas, critics charge

Every day, federal officials are obligated to pay to hold 500 immigrants behind bars at the Broward Transitional Center in Pompano Beach to meet a contract with the for-profit prison, according to a report released on Thursday by independent watchdog groups. The lockup quota at the Krome North Service Processing Center in Miami is 450, the report says. U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch said the detention-bed requirements in Broward, Miami and 13 other facilities across the country create a costly incentive for immigration enforcers to round up and imprison foreign residents accused of living in the country illegally. He plans to file legislation next week to bar immigration officials from forming...

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