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Representative Cuellar Does Not Respond to Threats & Bullying Tactics of www.DreamActivist.org

Dream Activist Protestors claim Representative Cuellar will not support their calling for the release of the “Dream 30” because GEO has contributed to his campaign.

Let’s look at the facts.

On April 23, 2007, the Office of the Federal Detention Trustee (OFDT) awarded a contract to The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO) for the design, construction, and operation of a Detention Facility to house US Marshals Service detainees in Laredo, Texas. The construction of the facility began in June of 2007 and was completed in September of 2008.

http://www.geogroup.com/maps/locationdetails/31

Representative Cuellar had not received any donations from GEO prior to it being awarded the contract for construction in his District.  In fact, GEO did not contribute to Representative Cuellar’s campaign until it became a Laredo employer in 2009.

Let’s look at some of the jobs GEO is recruiting for in Representative Cuellar’s District right now.

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GEO is a large employer in Representative Cuellar’s District and not unlike many other large employers in Representative Cuellar’s District, donated to his campaign.  However, the total contributions by GEO are miniscule within each campaign cycle and in total.

Total campaign contributions from 2005

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Other contributors to Representative Cuellar include:

American Federation of Teachers ($10,000)

http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/contrib.php?cycle=2014&type=I&cid=N00024978&newMem=N&recs=100

Uni-Trade Forwarding ($17,100)

http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/contrib.php?cycle=2012&type=I&cid=N00024978&newMem=N&recs=100

L & F Distributors ($20,600)

http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/contrib.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00024978&newMem=N&recs=100

AT&T ($11,500)

http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/contrib.php?cycle=2008&type=I&cid=N00024978&newMem=N&recs=100

and

Farm Credit Council ($15,000)

http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/contrib.php?cycle=2006&type=I&cid=N00024978&newMem=N&recs=100

Read more about the No Sovereign Borders agenda of DreamActivist dot org here http://susanpaitwitter.wordpress.com/2013/09/28/the-no-sovereign-borders-movement/

2 Responses

  1. Elida

    Si ala reforma y no alas deportación

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