Giovanni Peri and Annie Hines' Article "Does Deporting Immigrants Lower Crime? Evidence from Secure Communities" was recently featured in Econofact. The goal of reducing crime has been cited as one justification for policies that increase the government's ability to deport immigrants. But there are different — and conflicting — ways in which increasing deportations could impact crime.
In one of Donald J. Trump’s earliest moves as president, days after his inauguration, he revived the deportation program known as Secure Communities. A new study by Professor Giovanni Peri from the University of California, Davis, has cast doubt on the ability of Secure Communities to do either.
In this paper, Annie Hines evaluates the effects of Colorado’s legislation on the college application, enrollment, persistence, and completion of Colorado undergraduates using a differences-in-differences methodology
Research by Giovanni Peri with current and past graduate students Annie Hines, Vasil Yasenov and Jongkwan Lee, about the economic effect of apprehensions and deportation of undocumented immigrants is discussed in a New York Times article