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UCLA Law Review

Less Enforcement, More Compliance: Rethinking Unauthorized Migration
By Emily Ryo, Assistant Professor of Law & Sociology at USC Gould School of Law

The most notable and controversial feature of Operation Streamline is the mandate that all unauthorized border crossers be criminally prosecuted, “regardless of their prior history.” In part,these policies reflect an increasing convergence between immigration and criminal law—a larger trend that many scholars refer to as crimmigration.” This convergence has produced a significant increase in federal prosecutions and detentions of immigrants generally and unauthorized immigrants in particular. In April,2012,immigration cases accounted for 59 percent of all federal prosecutions........[Citing TRAC research].

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