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How Metro Atlanta Became A ‘Pioneer’ Of Immigration Enforcement

Brenda Lopez at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta. Lopez is an immigration lawyer, and the first Latina ever elected to the Georgia legislature.

The Atlanta area is one of the toughest in the U.S. for people in the country illegally. Federal immigration authorities are aggressive, and they get help from local law enforcement and the courts.

(Image credit: Lynsey Weatherspoon for NPR)

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