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The Daily Beast
June 20, 2014

Private Prisons Rule With Little Oversight on Americaís Border
By Caitlin Dickson

Criminal convictions for illegally crossing the border are issued in bulk proceedings that take no more than a couple of hours. Itís part of a program called Operation Streamline, which was introduced under the Bush administration in 2005 as a means of expeditiously slapping a criminal conviction on every person caught illegally entering the country without technically denying their basic rights to due process. In the nearly 10 years that itís been around, the number of new Operation Streamline cases has increased by 300 percent. According to Syracuse Universityís Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) Immigration, 97,000 new cases were filed in 2013óan all-time, nationwide high.

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