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Federal–local partnerships on immigration law enforcement: Are the policies effective in reducing violent victimization?

NCJ Number
Criminology and Public Policy Volume: 00 Dated: 2023 Pages: 1-39
Date Published
39 pages

This study complements existing research by using longitudinal multilevel data from the National Crime Victimization Survey for 2005–2014 to simultaneously assess the impact of the three predominant immigration policies that have been implemented in local communities.


The results indicate that the activation of Secure Communities and 287(g) task force agreements significantly increased violent victimization risk among Latinos, whereas they showed no evident impact on victimization risk among non-Latino Whites and Blacks. The activation of 287(g) jail enforcement agreements and anti-detainer policies had no significant impact on violent victimization risk during the period. (Published abstract provided)

Date Published: January 1, 2023