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Community policing -- United States, Racial profiling in law enforcement -- United States, United States. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement -- Evaluation, Undocumented immigrants -- Government policy -- United States


This report addresses the impact on Miami-Dade County of the Secure Communities program, currently one of the primary federal immigration enforcement programs administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). DHS claims that the program prioritizes the removal of convicted criminal aliens who pose a danger to national security or public safety, repeat violators who game the immigration system, those who fail to appear at immigration hearings, and fugitives who have already been ordered removed by an immigration judge.


This is the final report.

The Research Institute on Social & Economic Policy Center for Labor Research & Studies at Florida International University and Americans for Immigrant Justice are extremely grateful to the Sociological Initiatives Foundation for their support.

*At the time of publication Alex Stepick was affiliated with Florida International University.

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