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Data and code for Immigration Enforcement, Deterrence, and Crime

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  • Gonzalez-Lozano, Heriberto (Mississippi State University)
  • Orozco-Aleman, Sandra (Mississippi State University)
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  • Abstract

    Does interior enforcement selectively deter Mexican migration? Our study shows that more aggressive enforcement increases the likelihood of having immigrants with US work experience and with jobs secured in the United States before their migration. We also look at whether having employment may be associated with lower crime incidence and shorter detention periods among immigrants. We find that employment decreases the likelihood of observing immigrants committing serious crimes and on the length of immigrant detention. By attracting quality workers, enforcement might decrease crime incidence, along with the length and the costs of detention of removable immigrants in the United States.
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    DOI: 10.3886/E120758
  • Orozco-Aleman, Sandra, and Heriberto Gonzalez-Lozano. “Immigration Enforcement, Deterrence, and Crime.” AEA Papers and Proceedings 110 (May 2020): 430–35.
    • ID: 10.1257/pandp.20201115 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-09-15 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-09-15

Gonzalez-Lozano, Heriberto; Orozco-Aleman, Sandra (2020): Data and code for Immigration Enforcement, Deterrence, and Crime. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.