Defense contractor ends its lease of Phoenix building where it held immigrant children
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Defense contractor ends its lease of Phoenix building where it held immigrant children

The Reveal News |
August 8, 2018

Less than a week after Reveal broke the story that contractor MVM Inc. was detaining immigrant children in an unmarked office building in Phoenix, the company has terminated its lease on the property.


The news was announced by Phoenix City Councilwoman Kate Gallego at a press conference outside the MVM office Thursday. On Monday, Gallego had joined other policymakers to call for inspections of the building after Reveal posted cellphone video footage shot by a neighbor showing dozens of children being ushered into the MVM office.

After initially denying the children were there more than a few hours, MVM acknowledged Wednesday that it had kept some overnight in violation of its own policies, its lease and its contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The building had only a few bathrooms and no shower or kitchen facilities, even though local police said they were told that at least 90 children were there during a service call to the premises in late May.

Credit by- The Reveal News

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