Alabama and immigrant slavery

Sometimes the British media get a more clear sense of what is happening in the United States than any domestic source.

So, here is how it goes. First, the state passes a harsh immigration law. Then, it detains large numbers of immigrants. Third, private prisons (LCS, CCA, GEO) receive fresh inmates. And finally, the artificially created labor shortage is supplied by the new inmates. Does this sound like modern-day slavery to anyone?

The rest of the country can only look in shock and dismay, as once again, Alabama, a state renowned for its historical role in racism, segregation and slavery, leads the nation into another round of shame.

via Alabama brings back slavery for Latinos | Axel Caballero | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk.

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