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Note: this is an area of the site related to breaking news. It's currently devoted to highlighting companies and organizations that have lucrative government contracts connected to Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, including forcibly separating children from their parents and detaining them. Note: when contacting these companies, please do be respectful. Many do provide services that are necessary such as translation, healthcare, and shelter. The question, however, is whether it's truly possible to help immigrants by serving a government that is hurting them. The people who work at these organizations aren't exactly volunteers from the local church either. They're making millions through these contracts and in many cases, their budgets have dramatically increased since Trump's policies were introduced.
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OrganizationWhy Do They Appear on This Part of the #GrabYourWallet List?Contact Info (all info is from publicly available sources)Relevant Links Add'l Links
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AccentureIn Feb 2018, Accenture signed a $297M contract w/ U.S. Customs and Border Protection to help hire border patrol agents.CEO: [email protected] // PR: [email protected], [email protected]Post Gazette
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American Canyon Solutions / Brookstone Emergency ServicesThis company is a "basecamp services" supplier and is currently doing business as Brookstone Emergency Services (http://www.brookstoneesd.com). It signed a contract with the Department of Health and Human Services for $2.3 million on May 23 2018. Brookstone supplies everything from tents, showers, and laundry related items to "site management" and food service.CEO Lori Mabe: [email protected] / COO: Bill Angelo: [email protected]Gov't record of the contract
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Comprehensive Health Services Inc. (CHSI)Comprehensive Health Services Inc. (CHSI), a Florida-based company that touts its experience with “immigrant shelter services” received the bulk of the [$92 million dollars' worth of] a recent round of federal contracts aimed at funding Trump's brutal immigration crackdown. News organizations have reached out to the CEO Gary Palmer for comment with no response.CEO: Gary Palmer [email protected]Yahoo News story on contracts
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Core Civic"Another one of the largest groups that runs private immigration detention centers in the United States is CoreCivic. The company runs facilities in Houston, Laredo, Dilley and Taylor." Made significant contributions to Trump's inauguration.CEO Damon Hininger: [email protected] Dallas News NYT story on contributions to Trump
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Dynamic Service SolutionsDynamic Service Solutions, a Maryland firm, was awarded a contract worth up to $8.7 million from HHS through the 'shelter care for unaccompanied children' vehicle in September 2017, a euphemism for a program that includes forcible separation of kids from their parents. CEO Darnell Armstrong refused to answer repoerters' questions about his company's involvement in Trump's 'zero tolerance' crackdown.CEO Darnell Armstrong: [email protected]Yahoo News story on contracts
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Dynamic Educational SystemsDynamic Educational Systems, a subsidiary of the Arizona firm Exodyne, was awarded a pair of HHS contracts worth up to approximately $5.6 million for “emergency shelter operations.” CEO Ralph Rockow did not respond to reporters' requests for comment.CEO Ralph Rockow [email protected]Yahoo News story on contracts
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GEO Group"One of the country’s largest operators of private immigration detention facilities," reports the Dallas News. In Texas, GEO operates detention centers in Karnes City, Laredo, Pearsall and Conroe. GEO has come under scrutiny by immigrant rights organizations for alleged mismanagement and abuse in detention facilities. Made significant contributions to Trump's inauguration.CEO George Zoley: [email protected]Dallas News NYT story on contributions to Trump
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General DynamicsGeneral Dynamics has a lucrative contract with the Office of Refuge Resettlement within the Department of Health and Human Services to help monitor youth cases as they move through the system. On May 15, 2018, it won an additional contract for more work related to immigration. This timing aligns with when the Trump administratin's "zero tolerance" crackdown began, which has included separating over 2,000 children from their parents in a six week period. Other General Dynamics jobs for ORR involve policy analysis; tracking “new placements and progress of minors in ORR funded care”; supporting ORR’s director in, among other tasks, “review[ing] files and redact[ing] information as directed.”General Dynamics CEO Phebe Novakovic: [email protected] and [email protected] // General Dynamics' PR team: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected],
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Daily Beast5/15 General Dynamics contract
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Hewlitt PackardHewlett Packard Enterprise has an active contract with ICE, according to NBC News.CEO: [email protected] // PR: [email protected]NBC News
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McKinseyMcKinsey has more than $20 million in active contracts with ICE, according to the New York Times. The company claims its work is unconnected to Trump's immigration policy, but McKinsey has greatly expanded consulting for ICE since Trump took office and has done sothrough that agency’s office of “detention, compliance and removals.” Managing Partner [email protected] // New York Times
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MicrosoftMicrosoft has an active contract with ICE, according to NBC News.CEO: [email protected] // Global Media Relations: [email protected] / 425-638-7777NBC News
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Motorola SolutionsMotorola has an active contract with ICE, according to NBC News.CEO: [email protected] // Global Media Relations, Brand: Kathryn Hanley, [email protected]NBC News
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MVMFederal Contracting databases show MVM was awarded a contract worth up to $8 million over the next five years. The contract, kicked off in September 2017, calls for the company to provide assistance in emergency shelter operations for unaccompanied children and extends through September 2022. It's also been reported that MVM has multimillion-dollar contracts providing for “multiple forms of transportation, food, shelter, clothing, and other expenses related to managing these ICE and ORR programs.” CEO Kevin Marquez: [email protected]Daily Beast
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PalantirPalantir, founded by Trump surrogate Peter Thiel who is also the company's largest shareholder, has an active contract with ICE, according to NBC News. Palantir "took in more than $4.9 million from ICE on May 30, part of a $39 million contract that began in 2015."Chairman: [email protected], CEO: [email protected] // PR: [email protected]NBC News
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Southwest Key"The $240 million-a-year Southwest Key organization has big contracts with the government to house immigrant minors in its two dozen low-security shelters in Texas, Arizona, and California, a population that in recent weeks has exploded with infants and children removed from their parents." CNN reported in June 2018 that Southest Key CEO Juan Sanchez makes $1.47 million a year, a salary that "reflects the organization's growth." That's deeply problematic even for a nonprofit b/c it creates an incentive for guys like Sanchez to financially back extremists like Donald Trump in future elections. (For perspective, the head of the American Red Cross is paid $600k per year.)CEO: [email protected] org // Rest of Leadership Team: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]Boston GlobeCNN report on CEO's salary
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Thompson ReutersThompson Reuters has an active contract with ICE, according to NBC News.Corporate Affairs: David Crundwell, [email protected] Tel: +44 (0)20 7542 8763, David Girardin, [email protected], 1 646 223 4870NBC News
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Denenburg DevelopmentThere are some unconfirmed / unsubstianted reports that buildings owned by Denenburg Development have been leased for the detention of immigrant kids who are being forcibly separated from their parents. Emails to Denenburg Development have so far gone unanswered.[email protected]Sleeping Giants
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