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Immigrants protest Wells Fargo investments in for-profit detention

Somalis and Latinos rallied in Minneapolis to protest the bank's donations to anti-immigrant lawmakers and investments in for-profit prisons that detain immigrants.
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Somalis and Latinos rallied in Minneapolis to protest the bank's donations to anti-immigrant lawmakers and investments in for-profit prisons that detain immigrants.

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