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.
This article was originally published on January 31, 2019.
This segment aired on January 31, 2019.