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The Cato Institute
April 11, 2018

Do Immigration Enforcement Programs Reduce Crime? Evidence from the 287(g) Program in North Carolina
By Andrew Forrester and Alex Nowrasteh

We obtain data for the recorded number of immigration court cases by county from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse(TRAC)at Syracuse University, which indicates the number of individuals deported by federal immigration courts by county. These data are based on the count of individuals tried for immigration law violations in federal immigration court, in which an individual was sentenced to deportation. Since orders of deportation do not necessarily imply deportation, this measure effectively serves as an upper bound for the number of potential immigrant deportations through immigration enforcement programs in North Carolina.

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