Immigrants Slap NM Detention Center With $5M Wage Suit

Law360 (November 14, 2018, 5:39 PM EST) -- A putative class of immigrant detainees who claim their wages were stolen by the owner of a privately run detention facility in New Mexico sued the company for over $5 million in Maryland federal court on Wednesday, alleging the facility failed to pay them adequate wages.

The three men from Cameroon want CoreCivic Inc. to pay them and other similarly situated detainees who labored at Cibola County Correctional Center in Milan, New Mexico, at least $5 million after the company allegedly violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New Mexico Minimum Wage Act by paying them as little as $1...

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