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The president's tactics remind C. Nicholas Cuneo of those of Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's brutal dictator. Pictured: Protesters hold up signs outside a courthouse where a federal judge heard arguments in the first lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's executive order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities Friday, April 14, 2017, in San Francisco. U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick temporarily blocked the Trump administration from cutting off funds to any of the nation's so-called sanctuary cities. (Haven Daley/AP)
The president's tactics remind C. Nicholas Cuneo of those of Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's brutal dictator. Pictured: Protesters hold up signs outside a courthouse where a federal judge heard arguments in the first lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's executive order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities Friday, April 14, 2017, in San Francisco. U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick temporarily blocked the Trump administration from cutting off funds to any of the nation's so-called sanctuary cities. (Haven Daley/AP)
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Since President Trump's election in 2016, many leaders in cities and towns here in Massachusetts like think of the state as the heart of the "resistance" — pushing for so called "sanctuary city" status, or calling on universities to end contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

But as WBUR's Shannon Dooling has been reporting, some could be surprised to learn that Massachusetts sheriffs are quietly using their jails for a longstanding practice of housing undocumented immigrants for ICE.

And they're bringing millions of dollars into the state.

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Shannon Dooling, WBUR reporter covering immigration. She tweets @sdooling.

This article was originally published on January 31, 2019.

This segment aired on January 31, 2019.

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