Bank of America announced that it will no longer do business with companies involved in the operation of migrant detention centers.
The bank spoke with clients on Wednesday, saying that they appreciate the "steps they have taken to get on with their contractual and humanitarian responsibilities," she concluded, "leaving relationships," CNN said.
"In the absence of further legal and political clarity and in recognition of the concerns of our employees and stakeholders in the communities we serve, it is our intention to end these relationships," said a representative of Bank of America.
Caliburn, the company that operates the Homestead Center in Florida under a US government contract, has received a $ 380 million loan from Bank of America. [1
I was at the Homestead, FL detention center this morning to shed light on what is happening. There is no place in this country to run private prisons that benefit from atrocities. Detention centers such as those in Homestead should be closed. pic.twitter.com/ttv7ziHATs
– Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren)
June 26, 2019
Hundreds of furniture giant Wayfair hurled a strike on Wednesday protesting that the company sold $ 200,000 worth of bedding to a contractor that provided an immigration holding in Texas. In response, Wayfair said they will make a $ 100,000 donation to the American Red Cross to help migrants.