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$11 toothpaste: Immigrants pay big for basics at private ICE lock-ups

$11 toothpaste: Immigrants pay big for basics at private ICE lock-ups

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  • The government is not making it easy. They purposely want to make crossing the border look unattractive, by separating families at detention centers and making luxury items cost prohibitive.

    It’s ugly. But, Europe with its bombings and attacks are beginning to close their borders too. There was a car

    The government is not making it easy. They purposely want to make crossing the border look unattractive, by separating families at detention centers and making luxury items cost prohibitive.

    It’s ugly. But, Europe with its bombings and attacks are beginning to close their borders too. There was a car bombing in South America just this week, along with caravans entering Mexico from the south.

    The US government just pledged billions of dollars to rebuild infrastructure in Mexico and South America- its a start.

    You are not supposed to want to go to prison, just like you aren’t supposed to want to end up in a detention center.

  • These prices have existed in jails and detention centers for years. As a result of government suppliers and contracts that are opaque, prices exist accordingly for the capacity of these goods. While this is not good news if you are in the system, to what extent one would consider it newsworthy if it weren't for ICE raids?