New York, December 5 (RHC)-- An explosive new ProPublica investigation reveals how the consulting giant McKinsey & Company helped the Donald Trump administration speed up its mass deportation program.
According to the report, McKinsey proposed cuts to spending on food, medical care and supervision of people in immigration jails -- measures that were considered too harsh by some Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.
The McKinsey team also looked for ways to accelerate deportations, which raised concerns among some ICE officials about due-process protections for immigrants appealing their removal from the United States. McKinsey now has a new a $2 million contract with Customs and Border Protection.
In other news, asylum seekers in the U.S. state of Louisiana, detained at an immigrant jail in the rural town of Winnfield, are refusing to move into their cells as part of an ongoing protest against their prolonged detention.
Family members of people detained at the Winn Correctional Center say some asylum seekers are sleeping outside the facility and have inscribed towels and bed sheets with the word libertad -- freedom -- in Spanish. Winn detains about 1,500 men and is one of eight jails in Louisiana that began imprisoning asylum seekers last year.
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