Connecting the Dots Between Banks and Immigrant Detention
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FEATURING BEN WOLCOTT – July 26 was the deadline by which the government was ordered by a judge to reunite all immigrant children separated from their parents in Trump’s so-called zero-tolerance border policy earlier this year. But of the approximately 2,500 children that were separated 711 still remain without their parents after the deadline, lawyers for the government said. Of those, 431 cases remain where the parents were deported before getting their children back and the rest were “ineligible” to be returned as per the government.
Meanwhile protesters across the country have continued confronting ICE offices and other institutions involved in the immigrant crackdown including banks that are financing private prisons for immigrants. JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and BlackRock, have been targeted by activists this week after the Center for Popular Democracy released a report called Bankrolling Oppression. Eight people were arrested while protesting outside the home of JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon.
Ben Wolcott, Campaign Researcher at Make the Road Action.