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Two notorious Texas detention centers receive new 10-year ICE contracts with private prison corporations

Taylor, TX — Last week, in a move seemingly designed to ensure mass detention continues for another decade, ICE awarded 10-year contracts to private prison corporations to operate two notorious Texas detention centers — CorecCivic’s T. Don Hutto and GEO Group’s South Texas Detention Complex. Read more about Two notorious Texas detention centers receive new 10-year ICE contracts with private prison corporations

New report analyzes relationship between tech companies and surveillance on Black and Latinx Austinites

AUSTIN, Tex. —  A new report by Grassroots Leadership, Mijente, and Just Futures Law, Austin’s Big Secret: How Big Tech and Surveillance are Increasing Policing, analyzes the relationship between tech companies and the city government and the links that increase policing and surveillance of Austin residents, specifically Black and Latinx Austinites. Read more about New report analyzes relationship between tech companies and surveillance on Black and Latinx Austinites

Immigration advocates call on Williamson County Commissioners Court to end controversial 287(g) deportation program

AUSTIN — Today, immigration advocates sent a letter to the Williamson County Commissioners Court calling for the termination of County’s 287(g) deportation program with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  The current agreement was set to expire at the end of June. Read more about Immigration advocates call on Williamson County Commissioners Court to end controversial 287(g) deportation program

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