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Video: A Texas town’s hard lesson that immigrant detention facilities were not the ticket to boon economics

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Immigrant detention facilities, a.k.a. private prisons, used to be a sure way for cash-strapped communities to supplement their coffers. It was thought that undocumented immigrants would be an endless money source since the U.S. economy will always shine as a beacon to those people in countries where jobs are scarce. Not anymore. No town learned this better than Littlefield, Texas where private prison operators promised alleged prosperity for a town struggling with an economic crisis. Instead, the town got a debt nightmare. (Cuentame video)

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