Demographics of deportation: Noncitizens fare better in communities that are 20-40 percent Hispanic

12/12/18 An exhaustive new UC Santa Cruz analysis of deportation practices across the country reveals a “protective effect” for noncitizens living in communities that are 20 percent to 40 percent Hispanic.
“There’s a lot of talk about what makes a place welcoming for immigrants, and this research puts a number on that,” said Juan Pedroza, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, whose findings appear in the current issue of Policy Studies Journal. “A sizable concentration of Hispanics”between 20 and 40 percent”provides the momentum and agreement that immigrant rights should be a priority.” Key Words: Research, Demographics