Trump Administration Coordinating Migrant Detention with Private Companies

To better improve its efforts to detain illegal aliens, the Trump Administration is enlisting the help of private detention companies, according to the AP.

The administration has turned to such companies for the purpose of “caretaking” responsibilities while the illegal aliens, particularly children, are in government custody.

One such company is Comprehensive Health Services Inc., which is owned by the contractor Caliburn International Corp. AP reports that “in June, CHS held more than 20 percent of all migrant children in government custody.” Former White House Chief of Staff and DHS Secretary John Kelly is on the board of Caliburn.

Director of HHS’s Office of Refugee Resettlement Jonathan Hayes confirmed that these companies are not being paid more just because they’re private companies, instead saying that they are being hired based on which companies can provide the best quality of caretaking.

In June, there were over 13,000 illegal alien children “being held in federally-funded shelters.”  As a result of enlisting private contractors, that number has since declined to 5,100, thus reducing the burden placed on American taxpayers for all illegal aliens held in federal facilities.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22).

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