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ICE detainees held in rural areas, far from legal assistance

Clip: 10/19/2019 | 8m 33s

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is currently detaining more than 51,000 people. But with detention centers near the U.S.-Mexico border at capacity, more than half of those detainees are being held in remote prisons and jails, often far from legal representation. In the first of a two-part series, Joanne Elgart Jennings reports from Louisiana in partnership with The New Orleans Advocate.

Aired: 10/19/19

Rating: NR

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