Security firm Serco lobbies for US migrant detention contracts


Serco, the controversial security company implicated in numerous immigration detention controversies in the UK and Australia, is lobbying to secure potentially lucrative contracts to detain migrant families in the United States, documents obtained by the Guardian show.

Serco Inc, the US subsidiary of the British owned multinational Serco Group, has held meetings in Washington DC with Democratic congressional staffers, at which it has circulated a confidential briefing paper boasting of its record in detaining migrant families.

The document describes the company’s pride in “transparency and accountability” and its history delivering detention services “designed by women for women” in the UK and Australia for over a decade.

Read more here. [Original source: Guardian]