FIJ Grantee Finds Florida Companies are Cashing in on Deportation Flights

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Private companies are cashing in on transporting immigrants around the country and the world. And their profits are poised to grow as the Trump administration seeks a new influx of money for the already growing unit of Immigration and Customs Enforcement that handles the flights.

FIJ grant recipient Angelika Albaladejo investigated ICE Air’s costly expansion and found that the opaque nature of the private charter system and lax oversight could contribute to a proliferation of waste and misconduct.

The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald published the story online and in their Sunday print editions.