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Divestment efforts are misguided and based on a deliberate mischaracterization of our role as a long-standing service provider to the government, and totally ignore the fact that we have absolutely no role in setting criminal justice or immigration policies nor have we ever advocated for or against criminal justice or immigration enforcement and detention policies.
Furthermore, the facilities we manage on behalf of the federal government have never housed unaccompanied minors, including those who have been separated from their parents. For over three decades, our company has managed ICE Processing Centers providing services for adults, and we have managed the Karnes Family Residential Center, which has cared exclusively for mothers together with their children since 2014 when it was established by the Obama administration.
Our more than 23,000 GEO employees around the world are proud of our record in managing facilities with high-quality services in safe, secure, and humane environments. Members of our team strive to treat all of those entrusted to our care with compassion, dignity and respect. We welcome the opportunity to have an open dialogue with pension funds and other investment funds to address the common mischaracterizations of our company’s role and record as a long-standing government services provider.