Dems Say Securus Decision Reads Public Interest Out of Review

Securus to Pay a Civil Penalty of $1.7 Million “The Communications Act instructs the Commission to consider the public interest when it reviews a transaction,” they wrote. “A deeply-rooted preference to protect and promote competition in relevant markets, accelerate deployment of advanced services, ensure a diversity of license holdings, and manage spectrum in the public … More Dems Say Securus Decision Reads Public Interest Out of Review

‘WIN AT ALL COSTS’ U.S. Attorney’s Office Under Investigation After 700 Lawyers Were Spied On in Prison

A U.S. Attorney’s Office is found to have stashed hundreds of calls between inmates and lawyers. A veteran prosecutor says his old colleagues have gone rogue. At least 700 attorneys are believed to have been recorded without their knowledge, the investigator’s report submitted to a federal court said. Last week Special Master David Cohen asked … More ‘WIN AT ALL COSTS’ U.S. Attorney’s Office Under Investigation After 700 Lawyers Were Spied On in Prison

Slavery Is Alive And Well In America, Fueled By The Need For Cheap Labor

The H-2 program and the federal government’s silent go-ahead on exploitation One form of this forced labor, for example, exists under the federal H-2 program, which provides entry visas for guest workers engaged in temporary farm labor and various non-agricultural industrial work. Analysis by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) found that the protections offered to guest … More Slavery Is Alive And Well In America, Fueled By The Need For Cheap Labor

Private Immigration Prison Accused of Forced Labor

A privately run immigration prison in San Diego forces its inmates to clean their own jail for a dollar a day or less, two prisoners say in a federal class action.  The plaintiffs are represented by Robert L. Teel in Langley, Washington. “The total number of civil immigration detainees who were subjected to defendant’s forced … More Private Immigration Prison Accused of Forced Labor

VICTIMS OF COMPLACENCY: THE ONGOING TRAFFICKING AND ABUSE OF THIRD COUNTRY NATIONALS BY U.S. GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS

Trafficking and labor abuses in the U.S. contracting industry A report released by the ACLU and Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Law Clinic at Yale Law School in June 2012 examines the ongoing trafficking and abuse of Third Country Nationals (“TCNs”), tens of thousands of whom are hired yearly through U.S. Government contracts to … More VICTIMS OF COMPLACENCY: THE ONGOING TRAFFICKING AND ABUSE OF THIRD COUNTRY NATIONALS BY U.S. GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS

When Unpaid Student Loan Bills Mean You Can No Longer Work

Twenty states suspend people’s professional or driver’s licenses if they fall behind on loan payments Fall behind on your student loan payments, lose your job.  Few people realize that the loans they take out to pay for their education could eventually derail their careers. But in 19 states, government agencies can seize state-issued professional licenses … More When Unpaid Student Loan Bills Mean You Can No Longer Work

San Diego is listed by the FBI as one of California’s hot spots

San Diego home to thousands of human trafficking victims San Diego is listed by the FBI as one of California’s hot spots. The San Diego District Attorney’s Office has concluded that there are at least 8,000 victims in San Diego alone. This industry is so widespread that it brings in more than $810 million annually, … More San Diego is listed by the FBI as one of California’s hot spots

AT&T liable for $4B in deceptive DirecTV ad suit, FTC says | FierceCable

The FTC estimates that DirecTV profited by $3.95 billion based on this alleged false advertising The Federal Trade Commission wants AT&T to pay $3.95 billion to settle a false-advertising complaint filed against its DirecTV unit in March 2015. The agency is claiming that from 2007 to 2015, as 33 million customers signed up for satellite … More AT&T liable for $4B in deceptive DirecTV ad suit, FTC says | FierceCable

FTC Slaps Wrist Of For-Profit College Marketer That Tricked Vets; Many Bad Wrists Remain

The settlement with Victory is the second time that the FTC has reached an agreement with a for-profit college “lead generation” operation Last week the Federal Trade Commission announced it had reach a proposed settlementwith a Pittsburgh-based marketing company called Victory Media. Victory had drawn attention for websites and print magazines that deceptively pitched a … More FTC Slaps Wrist Of For-Profit College Marketer That Tricked Vets; Many Bad Wrists Remain

Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans for students defrauded by for-profit colleges

Source: AP sources: DeVos may only partly forgive some student loans A federal regulation known as borrower defense allows students at for-profit colleges and other vocational programs to have their loans forgiven if it is determined that the students were defrauded by the schools. That rule dates to the early 1990s. But it was little … More Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans for students defrauded by for-profit colleges