Costs and Consequences: The High Price of Policing Immigrant Communities

Costs and Consequences: The High Price of Policing Immigrant Communities

This report reviews both legal and policy considerations for police practices in immigrant communities – from traffic stops and unnecessary arrests to immigration-based detention in local jails, including vechicle checkpoints and impoundments. Details are included on the financial and human costs of these practices, including several personal stories.

The report is accompanied by a summary of cost-saving proposals for the consideration of law enforcement, policymakers and community leaders.