Detention Centers

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Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it would halt its Legal Orientation Program, which provides legal advice and information to detained immigrants. The DOJ has also suspended a telephone helpline.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) says this isn't the only obstacle immigrants face when it comes to legal assistance. In a new lawsuit, the SPLC claims federal immigration officials make it difficult for detainees to communicate with their attorneys. In the lawsuit, the Southern Poverty Law Center calls out two Georgia detention centers as part of the problem. 

Atlanta-based Coca-Cola is largely credited for bringing Santa Claus into mainstream culture. Since the 1930s, Coke has released ads at Christmas time featuring the big jolly man. But their marketing scheme has shifted every year, from polar bears to trains. We bring back Coke historian Mark Pendergrast to give us a lesson on Coca-Cola Christmas marketing through the ages.