Putting TRAC to Work
  Legal and Scholarly
University of California, Irvine
November 6, 2019

Understanding Establishment-Level ICE Audits
By Neil Bennett

To supplement the analysis on the causes of establishment audits, I use restricted access data on the number of removals filed by ICE, from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse(TRAC) to estimate the relationship between the number of undocumented people found in establishment audits and the number of removals filed by ICE. I find that an increase in the number of undocumented individuals found in establishment audits in a county increases the number of court filings for deportations in that county. However,the relationship weakens after the introduction of Secure Communities. This suggests that ICE is relying on establishment audits less as a tool to find undocumented individuals.....[Citing TRAC data and reports].

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