President Donald Trump’s immigration policies have sickened Americans across the country, but the companies operating the detention centers where undocumented migrants are housed have been reaping the benefits.
Now, General John Kelly—President Donald Trump’s former Chief of Staff—will join the board of Caliburn International. The company operates the country’s largest detention center for unaccompanied migrant children.
NEW: John Kelly joins board of Caliburn International, company operating largest unaccompanied migrant children shelter.
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) May 3, 2019
As Chief of Staff, Kelly defended the Trump administration’s controversial family separation policy and—before it was enacted—floated it as a way to curtail immigration.
CBS News described the Florida facility in its report:
“Teens sleep in bunk-bed-lined dorm rooms, ranging in size from small rooms that fit 12 younger children to enormous halls shared by as many as 200 17-year-old boys, in rows of beds about shoulder-width apart.”
Kelly bitterly resigned from the Trump administration in December of 2018, but his reputation hasn’t recovered from the baggage of the administration, as public outcry over his board appointment indicated:
The vampires of the Trump administration continue to feast.
— Marc Murphy (@mnnurse10) May 3, 2019
When someone first shows you who they are, believe them.
— Amy Yang (@amysyang1) May 3, 2019
The swamp is feeling pretty swampy
— Andres Camilo (@andres___camilo) May 3, 2019
Wasn’t he supposed to be the upstanding one??? 🙄
— kim washington (@kimcwashington) May 3, 2019
— justme (@Jibajabber) May 3, 2019
Kelly has yet to respond.