Racial Threat, Economic Resources, and Politics: How Local Structural Conditions Influence the Adoption of 287(g) Restrictionist Immigration Policy

ICE has used their 287(g) program to target immigration enforcement at the county level. This program authorizes local police officers to carry out federal immigration work to meet arrest and deportation quotas. This has eroded civil rights and led to the criminalization of minorities, particularly Latinos. While previous research has examined the theories behind local anti-immigration work and the social…