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Immigration enforcement, crime, and demography
Criminology & Public Policy  (IF4.333),  Pub Date : 2020-05-26, DOI: 10.1111/1745-9133.12498
Aaron Chalfin, Monica Deza

This research leverages a remarkable natural experiment created by recent legislation in Arizona to study the impact of labor market immigration enforcement on crime. We show that Arizona's Mexican immigrant population decreased by as much as 20% in the wake of the passage of a broad‐based “E‐Verify” law requiring employers to verify the immigration status of new employees. In contrast to previous literature that studied traditional law enforcement‐based immigration enforcement programs such as “Secure Communities,” we find evidence that labor market‐based immigration enforcement led to a decline in some types of crime– particularly property crimes.