A month ago, a Brazilian man was separated from his 9-year-old son after requesting asylum. The man asked to remain anonymous with news sources because he fears violence from a gang that is looking for him in Brazil.

He is being held in Cibola County Correctional Center and doesn’t know when he will see his son again.

Cibola County Correctional Center, like many immigrant prisons, is run by CoreCivic, one of the biggest private prison contractors with ICE. And if your pension is held by financial firms like Fidelity or Vanguard, your own earnings could be invested in the facilities that imprison parents.

Use our pension tool to urge your fund managers to divest from CoreCivic and other private prisons that profit on the pain of immigrant families.

Over 2,000 children have been separated from their parents at the border in the month since the Trump Administration announced its “zero tolerance” policy on unauthorized entry. And while children are carted off to “tent camps” run by nonprofit contractors, many of their parents end up in private prisons run by corporations like CoreCivic that hold some 15,000 immigrants each day.

It turns out that mainstream financial firms like Fidelity and Vanguard own a combined 20% of CoreCivic. Which means that your pensions may be invested in corporations that profit from the indefinite detention of families fleeing violence and instability in Mexico and Central America.

If you’re as outraged as us, you can tell your pension fund manager directly that you won’t stand for your hard-earned money being invested in immigrant prisons. Use our pension tool now to urge your fund manager at Fidelity or Vanguard to divest from the inhumane incarceration of immigrants like Mejia-Mejia now.

Tell your pension manager: divest from private prisons that tear apart families!


Thanks for all that you do,
Reem, Mark, Salma and the team at SumOfUs
More information:

Who is Profiting from Incarcerating Immigrant Families?, Little Sis, June 21 2018.
These companies are expected to profit from Trump’s continued ‘zero-tolerance’ policy at the border, MarketWatch, June, 22, 2018.
Plans unclear for reuniting separated immigrant children, The Houston Chronicle, June, 22, 2018.



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