Faculty Book: Monica W. Varsanyi
- Faculty Book: Monica W. Varsanyi
Doris Marie Provine, Monica W. Varsanyi, Paul G. Lewis, and Scott H. Decker
Policing Immigrants: Local Law Enforcement on the Front Lines
University of Chicago Press (2016)
The United States deported nearly two million illegal immigrants during the first five years of the Obama presidency — more than during any previous administration. President Obama stands accused by activists of being “deporter in chief.” Yet despite efforts to rebuild what many see as a broken system, the president has not yet been able to convince Congress to pass new immigration legislation, and his record remains rooted in a political landscape that was created long before his election. Deportation numbers have actually been on the rise since 1996, when two federal statutes sought to delegate a portion of the responsibilities for immigration enforcement to local authorities.
Monica Varsanyi is Associate Professor of Political Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a member of the doctoral faculties in Geography and Criminal Justice at the Graduate Center.
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Submitted on: APR 27, 2017
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