Coinciding with the rapid growth of immigration during the 1990s and 2000s there was a concomitant increase in the number of deportations. Currently, the federal government annually deports 400 thousand immigrants. At an estimated cost of $26,000 per deportation, the policy has cost over $50 billion since 2008. The production of a deportable alien requires a complex articulation of federal, state, and local levels. The presentation will review this articulation, discuss the implications for local areas, and elaborate on the effectiveness of the policy within the context of immigration reform.
Emilio Parrado is professor and chair of Sociology, and the Director of Latin American and Latino Studies Program, at the University of Pennsylvania. Parrado’s interests and research include the Hispanic population of the United States, especially issues of immigrant adaptation and new areas of migrant settlement; international migration with special emphasis on its determinants and consequences for sending and receiving regions including health and family outcomes; and the social and demographic change in Latin America, including social mobility and family behavior. Presently his research concentrates on the intersection of gender, migration, and health risks among Mexican and Honduran migrants in sending areas and receiving communities in the U.S.
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