287(g) Localities and Presidential Administrations

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, also known as ICE, has brought immigration enforcement to U.S. counties for the past 20 years through their 287(g) program. They did so by promoting local police officers to double as federal agents to perform federal immigration checks. In practice, this has meant the infringement of rights, criminalization ofContinue reading “287(g) Localities and Presidential Administrations”

How Local Structural Conditions Influence the Adoption of 287(g) Restrictionist Immigration Policy

ICE has used their 287(g) program to target immigration enforcement at the county level. This program authorizes local police officers to carry out federal immigration work to meet arrest and deportation quotas. This has eroded civil rights and led to the criminalization of minorities, particularly Latinos. While previous research has examined the theories behind local anti-immigrationContinue reading “How Local Structural Conditions Influence the Adoption of 287(g) Restrictionist Immigration Policy”