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Obama has deported over one million people. Even more striking, over 95% of those deportees are black or Latino. Why? Because of cooperation between police and immigration law enforcement.

Obama has deported over one million people. Even more striking, over 95% of those deportees are black or Latino. Why? Because of cooperation between police and immigration law enforcement.

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  • Deportation: Forced removal of a non-citizen.In 2010, the United States deported 400,000 people, more than double the number deported in 2002, and more than the entire decade of the 1980s.
  • Over 95 percent of deportees have been from Latin America and the Caribbean.Relatively few deportees are sent to Asia, Europe, or the Middle East.Nearly all deportees are men
  • Between 1997 and 2006, ten thousand Jamaican legal permanent residents were deported. This amounts to four percent of the 240,000 Jamaican legal permanent residents.Jamaicans are about twenty times more likely to be deported than other legally present migrants.
  • Jamaicans are 20 times more likely to be deported.
  • Increased co-operation between the police and ICE will lead to more racial disparities in immigration law enforcement, because of the racial disparities in criminal law enforcement.Aggressive policing and racial profiling lead to deportation of Jamaicans.Black and Latinos are more likely to be deported due to cooperation between police and ICE

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  • Racial Profiling, the War on Drugs, and the Mass Deportation of Jamaicans from the United States
    Tanya Golash-Boza, PhD
    University of Kansas
    tgb@ku.edu
    @tanyagolashboza
    getalifephd.blogspot.com
  • MASS DEPORTATION
    One million deportations since Obama took office
  • Deportations: 1993-2009
    1996:
    IIRAIRA
    2001:
    9/11
    2003:
    DHS was
    created
  • Who gets deported?
    95% of deportees are from Latin America and the Caribbean.
    Most deportees are men.
  • Latinos more likely to be deported
    ASIA---------------------------->
    LATIN AMERICA ------------------------------------>
  • Asians and Europeans unlikely to be deported:Ratio of 2000 Non-Citizen Population to 2009 Criminal Deportees
    LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN--->
    EUROPE AND ASIA----------------------------->
  • 4% of Jamaican legal permanent residents have been deported.
    Mostly men.
    Mostly on drug charges.
    Why?
  • In New York State, 94% of people jailed for drug offenses are black or Latino
  • My research: How 40 Jamaicans were deported
  • War on Drugs and War on Terror