“This past weekend I went down to Lumpkin, GA to visit immigration detainees in Stewart Detention Center. It was… intense. I learned a lot, and I highly recommend that everyone of all political stripes go and see for themselves what’s happening.
Stewart Detention Center is for-profit. This means that they have a motive to keep as many people as possible there for as long as possible, while giving them as little of the humane treatment that we taxpayers are paying for as possible. I’m pretty middle-of-the-road on immigration policy conversations, and I can often see merit and problems in many sides of the debate that I hear. But I don’t think this for-profit detention center and the conditions there fit with what any decent person thinks we should be doing.”