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Southern Methodist University
January 31, 2018

Philanthropy and Immigration Enforcement: The Role of Grantmaking on Nonprofit Influence During Secure Communities
By Apolonia Calderon

Through the tenure of Secure Communities, deportations skyrocketed with more than a million removals resulting in a 400% increase since 1996. A majority of deportations have constituted individuals whose “threat” to public safety was a traffic violation. In its early stages with only 17% of the U.S. counties activated, 85% of the matches were all low priority immigrants. In 2013 alone, when most of U.S. counties were activated, about 80% of all deportations "did not fit ICE's own definition of what constitutes a "Level 1" priority.......[Citing TRAC data and reports].

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