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Southampton, New York, tried once before to evict a group of immigrants. It failed. But then they tried again. Everytown: The Hamptons tells the story of a shadowy group of mostly white Hamptonites who pressured the town to close the places where the workers for the rich and famous lived. The campaign went all the way to the White House. The story is as complex as immigration itself, and defies the traditional clichés of xenophobia or breaking-the-law. Instead, the story is a microcosm of immigration as it's playing out in our country today. Hosted and reported by Charles Lane.

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Score: 4.5

PR Staff • PodcastReview.org Oct 14, 2020

"Everytown: The Hamptons delivers the story of the Bel-Aire, a Southampton, NY motel that housed a community of Latin American immigrants who make up much of the labor force that fuels the rich enclave. This season of WSHU’s Everytown, which debuted back in July, is not just a portrait of anti-immigrant organizing on the local level, but also a labor story, about the way low-wage workers are rejected from the communities in which they live and work."

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