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Italy's government targets town known for taking in migrants

Clip: 02/02/2019 | 6m 51s Video has closed captioning.

For 20 years, the small Italian town of Riace has been a beacon for several thousand immigrants from around the world. But Italy's new populist government has recently lodged charges against the town's longtime mayor for aiding illegal migration, and is cutting off funds to refugees who have bolstered Riace's population. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports.

Aired: 02/02/19

Rating: NR

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