President Obama Was Apparently A Slave Driver Of Illegal Aliens

The Washington Post apparently thinks they’re pulling a big slap out of their pocket aimed squarely at President Trump, and as a way to stop his orders on illegal immigration. But, as the saying went while George W. Bush was president, and during the early years of the Obama admin when trying to Blame Bush, who was president then?

Thousands of ICE detainees claim they were forced into labor, a violation of anti-slavery laws

Tens of thousands of immigrants detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement were forced to work for $1 day, or for nothing at all — a violation of federal anti-slavery laws — a lawsuit claims.

The lawsuit, filed in 2014 against one of the largest private prison companies in the country, reached class-action status this week after a federal judge’s ruling. That means the case could involve as many as 60,000 immigrants who have been detained.

Wow, who knew the Obama administration was behind a forced labor scheme.

At the heart of the dispute is the Denver Contract Detention Facility, a 1,500-bed center in Aurora, Colo., owned and operated by GEO Group under a contract with ICE. The Florida-based corporation runs facilities to house immigrants who are awaiting their turn in court.

The lawsuit, filed against GEO Group on behalf of nine immigrants, initially sought more than $5 million in damages. Attorneys expect the damages to grow substantially given the case’s new class-action status.

At the end of the day, it was the Obama administration which entered into the contracts, and allowed the behavior to occur. It was the Obama administration which was rounding up the illegal aliens.

The original nine plaintiffs claim that detainees at the ICE facility are forced to work without pay — and that those who refuse to do so are threatened with solitary confinement.

Specifically, the lawsuit claims, six detainees are selected at random every day and are forced to clean the facility’s housing units. The lawsuit claims that the practice violates the federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act, which prohibits modern-day slavery.

Who was president while this was occurring?

The class-action ruling by Kane, a senior judge in the U.S. District Court in Colorado, came at a critical time, DiSalvo said, noting President Trump’s pledge to deport 2 million to 3 million undocumented immigrants. Advocates say private prison companies that have government contracts stand to benefit significantly from the president’s hard-line policy of detaining and deporting a massive number of immigrants

“That means you need to round up and detain more people in order to determine whether they have the rights to stay in this country before you deport them,” DiSalvo said. “More people could be moving through, not just in the Aurora facility. More people could be subjected to GEO’s forced labor policy.”

DiSalvo is Nina DiSalvo, executive director of Towards Justice, a Colorado-based nonprofit group that represents low-wage workers, including undocumented immigrants. There’s no mention in the article as to whether or not her group has anything to do with the actual suit. But, notice this had to be turned into something about Trump. Because Trump Derangement Syndrome runs strong at the Washington Post, and they couldn’t find it in themselves to slam Obama. The word “Obama” barely appears in the article. It’s like they forgot who was president from 2009 up to when the suit was filed.

The suit itself alleges this behavior going all the way back to 2004, and includes since 2009.

This is not to take sides on the suit. It’s just meant to highlight the media hysteria and partisanship. That said, there’s an easy answer: stop holding illegals in detainment, and simply fastrack their deportation. They don’t belong here. Send them on their way.

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10 Responses to “President Obama Was Apparently A Slave Driver Of Illegal Aliens”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Sounds as if ICE has been out of control for a while, and is getting worse.

    Of course the other big problem is for-profit prisons like this one.

    At the heart of the dispute is the Denver Contract Detention Facility, a 1,500-bed center in Aurora, Colo., owned and operated by GEO Group under a contract with ICE. The Florida-based corporation runs facilities to house immigrants who are awaiting their turn in court.

    Here’s the “slave” labor involved:

    Specifically, the lawsuit claims, six detainees are selected at random every day and are forced to clean the facility’s housing units.

    Wrong? Absolutely. The key word is “forced”. Return to King Cotton? Hardly.

    Teach: Are you opposed to prisoners performing labor for under Federal minimum wage?

    Be honest (LOL). If President Obama had forced GEO to stop their practices the right-wing would have criticized him.

    • Rev.Hoagie® says:

      The Thirteenth Amendment states slavery and involuntary servitude is illegal, “except as a punishment for a crime”.

      Last time I looked these illegals were in prison for a crime therefore, they can be forced to work. Can’t do the time, don’t do the crime.

      Or YOU could take in a family and support them like you want the rest of us to do. You’re rich, put your money where your lying mouth is. Hypocrite!

      • Jeffery says:

        Hoggie The Hypocrite,

        Teach was the one bitching about arrestees being forced to work, not me.

        Anyway, the story (can’t you read?) stated the detainees were “awaiting their turn in court”.

        The Florida-based corporation runs facilities to house immigrants who are awaiting their turn in court.

        Don’t you believe in due process or are you a fascist like your god-king, trumpy?

        • Rev.Hoagie® says:

          I didn’t say YOU were the one bitching about arrestees being forced to work now did I? Can’t YOU read? I bitched about you not taking in immigrants because as a white, privileged, leftist, millionaire you think we should pay to support the people you want to bring in. Good try asshole.

          • Jeffery says:

            Hoggie,

            Don’t you believe in due process or do you just figure the police or ICE always get it right? Why even have courts or trials, right?

            You’re an old fascist asshole, asshole.

  2. Genericviews says:

    This suit is ridiculous on it’s face. Forcing detained people to clean up after themselves is hardly a civil rights violation. Doing it on a duty roster spreads the burden out among the population fairly and looks random. It spreads much further than Prisons. This is normal practice in the Army.

  3. freeenterprise says:

    Ha. Not paying them? Back charge them for all the costs associated with housing them, feeding them, most likely providing them with electronic entertainment, the guards salaries to watch them and more…

  4. stosh says:

    So Obama was a slave holder…kinda figures as Demonkrats were the slave owners in history.

  5. jl says:

    Yes-as said, Democrats haven’t been this pissed-off at Republicans since Republicans took away their slaves.

  6. Jeffery says:

    Yes-as said, Democrats haven’t been this pissed-off at Republicans since liberal Republicans took away conservative Democrats’ slaves a century and a half ago.

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