New Report Details Role Of Local Police In Developing Immigration Enforcement Policies

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Local police chiefs increasingly are being drawn into the national debate about how to enforce federal immigration laws and in some cases are taking strong leadership roles in defining appropriate roles for local law enforcement, according to a new report by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF).

The project, which was conducted with support from Carnegie Corporation of New York, also included a national summit convened by PERF, which produced immigration policy recommendations for local police agencies, Congress, and the Obama Administration.

PERF, a Washington-based policing research organization, conducted case studies of immigration policy development in six jurisdictions where the issue has been challenging: Phoenix and Mesa, Ariz.; Prince William County, Va.; New Haven, Conn.; Minneapolis; and Montgomery County, Md. 

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