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Gen. John Kelly joined the board of Caliburn International, a company that operates a child concentration camp in south Florida, just before it got a $341 million contract from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Democratic lawmakers such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Pramila Jayapal are calling on Caliburn to disclose exactly how ex-Chief of Staff and former Homeland Security Secretary Kelly came to be on the board of advisers. Warren and Jayapal introduced legislation, the Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act, which would make it illegal for Caliburn or any DHS contractor to pay any former senior DHS official, like Kelly, any money in the first four years after leaving office.

In a letter to Caliburn, Warren and Jayapal wrote, “General Kelly’s decision to serve in this capacity raises serious questions about ethics and conflicts of interest given the significant role he played in implementing the policies that are enriching your company. We intend to keep working to make that plan law so that actions like General Kelly’s rapid, cynical, and unethical shift from the government payroll to the contractor’s payroll are no longer allowed.”

This isn’t the first time legislators have probed this particular deal. Reps. Donna Shalala, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell demanded that the Department of Health and Human Services inspector general look into exactly how the Caliburn contract was awarded.

Kelly advocated for the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy that included forcible child separation, which then led to detaining migrant children in concentration camps at the border.

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