The high cost and low security of the Secure Border Initiative, Boeing’s high-tech “superfence” across the Mexican border.
Immigration & Labor
From Wal-Mart to Home Depot to the Chamber of Commerce, the business lobby has declared war on the Employee Free Choice Act — to the tune of tens of millions of dollars.
Drastic changes in immigration enforcement mean that undocumented immigrants who were once allowed to leave voluntarily are now being tried as criminals.
The Minutemen promised their supporters a high-tech border blockade. Instead, they got a five-strand barbed-wire fence – and a bunch of angry splinter groups.
The super rich fund think tanks and lobbyists to increase the distance between them and everyone else – while those at the bottom face the economic draft.
Private contractor Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is policing America’s borders with sophisticated surveillance equipment – to the tune of $30 billion.
Cheap beauty products are making Americans sick. How an epidemic is plaguing poorly paid workers at nail salons – while the FDA does nothing.
Boeing’s plan to secure the U.S.-Mexico border — involving chain-link fences, 100-foot towers, radars and surveillance equipment, and costing billions of dollars — is a boondoggle-in-the-making.
The organic food industry, which prides itself on a gentler approach to land and the people who work it, is little different in its shabby treatment of a low-paid immigrant workforce.
Sarah Karp investigates the state of welfare in Chicago: thousands are now off the welfare system because they can’t navigate the new rules or have trouble getting onto welfare.
The government is planning on building detention and relocation centers with 40,000 beds and barracks for an undetermined “immigration emergency” — courtesy Kellogg, Brown and Root.