Title

Immigration Policy and Justice in the Era of COVID-19

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2020

Subject Area

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Abstract

The U.S. immigration system has not escaped the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Concerns have been raised about policy changes, enforcement actions, immigrant detention, and deportation practices during the outbreak. In response, dozens of lawsuits have been brought against the government on behalf of undocumented immigrants and detainees, ranging from the conditions of ICE detention facilities to the public charge rule. While most cases continue to move through the federal court system, a number of district court judges have already ruled in favor of the plaintiffs. This paper focuses on three particular areas of immigration policy and practice during COVID: ICE enforcement actions, immigrant detention, and deportations. We summarize the current state of extant data and evidence on each of these and examine questions that remain for further research.

Publication Title

American Journal of Criminal Justice

Volume

45

Issue

4

First Page

793

Last Page

809

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1007/s12103-020-09544-2

ISSN

10662316

E-ISSN

19361351

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