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CoreCivic Can’t Dodge Suit by Immigrant Detainees Paid $1 (1)

March 27, 2019, 1:45 PMUpdated: March 27, 2019, 5:43 PM

One of the nation’s largest private prison operators again has failed to convince a federal judge that it can’t be sued for requiring immigrant detainees to work at the facility for $1 a day.

CoreCivic Inc. asked that Judge Janis Sammartino of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California reconsider a May 2018 decision that federal immigration law doesn’t block the detainees from suing under California’s wage-and-hour laws. The company also asked that it be allowed to appeal that ruling.

The court rejected both requests, allowing the proposed class action to move forward in the lower court....

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