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Migration Policy Institute: BLURRING THE LINES: A Profile of State and Local Police Enforcement of Immigration Law Using the National Crime Information Center Database, 2002 2004

  • Organization: Migration Policy Institute
  • Document Type: Report
  • Date Created: Tuesday, December 13, 2005
  • Submitted: Tuesday, December 13, 2005
  • Attachment(s): PDF

Earlier this year, in partial settlement of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released data about use of the NCIC immigration records by state and local police forces from 2002 to 2004. This report provides the first public glimpse of how the new NCIC policy has affected on-the-ground policing strategies across the country and which immigrant groups have been most heavily impacted.

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