Tech Firms and Private Prisons Both Trying to Influence Immigration Reform

Though not on the same page


Washington (CNN) — Big tech firms and private prisons represent two industries vigorously lobbying to influence the scope of legislation aimed at overhauling U.S. immigration policy, a political priority in Washington.

Microsoft, Facebook, and Intel want lawmakers to support increasing the number of visas available to highly skilled workers, according to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks the influence of money in politics.

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  1. Funny they aren’t lobbying to get into the deportation business. Maybe that business is too far from their core competencies. But what good is a deported foreigner to the owners and executives of a prison that is subsidized by taxation looting?

    Now, for some reason I’ve been reminded of a libernuttian author in Chicago who told me that it’s a good idea to “privatize” the military. ‘Tis not difficult to see how that would work out once the privatized military companies become friendly with privatized prison companies, who will know a lot of the same VCs, bankers, and politicians.

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