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The Cost of Crimmigration

Among heightened, negative rhetoric around immigration, current federal programs seek to entice localities to form immigration enforcement partnerships with Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) in exchange for additional federal funding. However, the cost to taxpayers when localities partner with ICE goes well beyond what few dollars local governments might get from the federal government, and often increases the already high criminal justice expenses local jurisdictions are currently paying. In The Costs of Crimmigration: Exploring the Intersection Between Criminal Justice and Immigration, JPI highlights the mounting financial and social costs immigration policies have on local taxpayers with no proven public safety benefit.

    

Visit JPI’s crimmigration webpage to access our interactive flipbook and additional resources, including our social media toolkit for joining the #Crimmigration conversation.
 

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