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New study finds spending on jailing and deporting undocumented immigrants is skyrocketing

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For the month of May, Magnum Foundation will be showcasing work from the Magnum archive to highlight issues in the immigration debate as part of our LA RUTA project

According to National Immigration Forum study, Homeland Security spends $2 billion annually on the jailing and deportation of undocumented immigrants – a nearly 150% increase from 7 years ago. 

Pictured: 8:00 pm holding tank for undocumented male detainees. El Cajon, CA. 1989. Susan Meiselas/Magnum Photos

Katerina Voegtle