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University of California, Santa Barbara

Deportations Near the Schoolyard: Examining Immigration Enforcement and Racial/Ethnic Gaps in Educational Outcomes
By J. Jacob Kirksey, Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj, Michael A. Gottfried, Jennifer Freeman, and Christopher S. Ozuna

Deportation data come from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), which is a research and data distribution organization based at Syracuse University. Given our study’s focus on how school districts are existing in a situation of heightened immigration enforcement, we narrowed our analyses to examine school districts with schools within 1 standard deviation of the mean distance to areas from where individuals in the United States were deported: 100 miles. After narrowing down to this set of districts, we then restricted the sample to include districts for which complete, nonmissing data were observed for 2 years or more. After these restrictions, we arrived at a final analytic sample of N = 228,780 district grade-level observations for analyses using SEDA and N = 12,710 district-level observations for analyses using CRDC.

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