January 9, 2022
Tara Watson discusses her new book co-authored with Kalee Thompson, The Border Within: The Economics of Immigration in the Age of Fear.
March 25, 2021
Deportations ramped up during the Trump administration but fell far short of levels reached in the Bush and Obama years of 2008-2011. The use of detention rose.
August 10, 2020
Tara Watson (Williams College) discusses her and Kalee Thompson’s forthcoming book, Unauthorized: The Human and Economic Costs of Immigration Enforcement in America.
June 17, 2020
COVID-19 job losses are particularly large among non-citizens, who are especially vulnerable because they have limited access to social safety net protections.
January 13, 2020
There is evidence that the impact of increased enforcement and deportations had ripple effects on the employment and safety net participation of citizens.
December 11, 2019
Secure Communities led to a large increase in immigrant deportations between 2008-2014. Research does not find evidence that this reduced rates of serious crime.
October 18, 2018
Because of stricter border enforcement, undocumented immigrants are less likely to come and go, more likely to settle and to have been in the U.S. for ten years or more.