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ICE detentions bring profits to Louisiana, but at what cost?

Clip: 10/20/2019 | 8m 14s Video has closed captioning.

The rapid expansion of ICE detentions in Louisiana has injected depressed rural communities with a new source of income while increasing profits for private companies. With more than 51,000 migrants detained by ICE, upwards of 8,000 are being held in Louisiana jails and prisons. Joanne Elgart Jennings reports in the second of a two-part series in partnership with The New Orleans Advocate and ITVS.

Aired: 10/20/19

Rating: NR

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