When Police Partner with ICE, Hispanic Students Disappear

November 26, 2018

The findings, published earlier this fall in the National Bureau of Economic Research, provide "robust evidence," the researchers said, "that partnerships between ICE and local law-enforcement agencies led to substantial reductions in Hispanic student enrollment."

"I was surprised by the magnitude, especially when we mapped it to the preexisting population of Hispanic students," says Thomas Dee, professor at Stanford and lead author of the paper. "Now we're understandably paying so much attention to immigration enforcement at the border, but this type of enforcement is really consequential as well."