Numi’s highest profits may come from jailed migrants. As Paul Wright, executive director of the Human Rights Defense Center, points out, “Large numbers of [jailed] people are deported to countries where they aren’t able to use the inmate debit cards.” The balance on these uncashed cards would be absorbed by Numi and the issuing bank through maintenance fees. Continue reading The Nation: “The financial firm that cornered the market on jails”→
In June 2015, No More Deaths and La Coalición de Derechos Humanos (Human Rights Coalition) received $10,000 from the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee to write three reports that document how border-enforcement policies and practices cause people to disappear while crossing the US–Mexico border. The first of these reports, to be released in early summer, focuses on two Border Patrol practices: destroying lifesaving humanitarian aid and intentionally scattering groups of migrants during apprehension. Continue reading Why do people disappear in the desert?→
Would you believe that mass deportation robs migrants and immigrants of millions of dollars a year and puts their lives at risk? We collaborated with the Binational Defense and Advocacy Program (Programa de Defensa e Incidencia Binacional) on this video that shows how.
We are happy to announce today the release of Shakedown: How Deportation Robs Immigrants of Their Money and Belongings. Our third major human-rights report takes as its focus a little-known element of modern border enforcement and immigration enforcement: the wholesale theft of detained and deported immigrants’ personal property, without a legal pretext, and with grave humanitarian consequences.