Biden Showers Cash on Ex-CIA Contractor to Transfer Migrants

Published May 03 2021 at 9:05 AM GMT
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  • Joe Biden once pledged to 'undo the moral and national shame" of the Trump administration's border policies'and even voiced remorse over some actions taken under President Barack Obama.
  • But The Daily Beast has found that his administration is redoubling the federal government's dealings with a notorious contractor accused of abusing immigrants and its own employees.
  • The Biden administration has, in the past month, enlarged one contract and signed another entirely new one'worth a collective $136 million'with a controversial private security and intelligence firm for the transport of migrant families and unaccompanied minors in government custody.
  • MVM, Inc., a company previously perhaps best known for acting as a contractor for the CIA and the NSA in Iraq, has in recent years become a major player in the US government's treatment of asylum-seekers, all the while inviting scrutiny for an apparently lax approach to the safety of those in its care.
  • During the infamous 2018 family separation policy, MVM was found to be holding children, including some separated from their parents, in an abandoned Phoenix office building.




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  • Published May 3, 2021 9:05 AM GMT