Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Privately Operated Immigrant Detention Center Violated Anti-slavery Laws

A lawsuit filed in 2014 against GEO Group, one of the largest private prison companies in the country, gained class action status this week following a ruling by U.S. District Judge John Kane. The lawsuit alleges that as many as 60,000 immigrants imprisoned by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement in one…

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Musicians Demand SXSW Remove Contract Language Threatening to Call ICE On Those Who Affect Festival ‘Viability’

Yesterday, musicians playing SXSW this year received their contracts and noticed some disturbing verbiage that included “notify[ing] the appropriate U.S. immigration authorities” and threats to report to ICE anyone who happened to “adversely affect the viability of their official SXSW showcase”:

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