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    The reason  they do these homeless shelter sweeps is to fill jailhouse cots. Whether a private for-profit jail or one run by a local sheriff's office, it is not uncommon for funding to come in based on how many cots are filled. So they go around sweeping up homeless people, suspected undocumented immigrants, and anyone else they figure is powerless to fight back--gotta fill those cots!

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