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Organizations Denounce Exploitation of Detained Immigrants

Published: Aug 3, 2012 11:50 am By: Fox News Latino

"Undocumented immigrants are not allowed to work legally in the United States, but they can do so for $1 a day in the privately run detention centers where they await deportation, according to a report by Truthout. J

acqueline Stevens, a professor at Northwestern University who sought figures on the "voluntary" work program through a Freedom of Information Act request, calls the existence of these programs "shameful and ironic" and says that the federal government should immediately close any workplace that operates under those conditions."

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