My personal point of view: “Conservative” politicians and policy makers continually push for privatization of government functions insisting “private industry can do it more efficiently at a lower cost”. While that may be true for particular functions, this and other “pay to play” deals are nothing more than opportunistic, hypocritical GOP “conservatives” using money and influence to feed at the trough of American taxpayers.
An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent walks down the aisle among shackled Mexican immigrants a boarded a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement charter jet for deportation in the air between Chicago, Il. and Harlingen, Texas, Tuesday, May 25, 2010. (AP Photo/LM Otero
“There’s a lot of money to be made.”
…..the charter flight companies raked in revenue. The main provider of these deportation flights is CSI Aviation. The aviation management firm subleases the planes, flight crews, and private security officers from other companies and offers the government a charter flight package. The company reports an annual haul of $35 million. In the past three years alone, CSI has received more than $300 million in contracts to provide the Department of Homeland Security with air passenger service. Even more concerning, the company’s CEO, Allen Weh, is a big fan of Trump, who made his immigration plan a centerpiece of his campaign.