Immigration by the Numbers: A Look at the Data

Who is TRAC and where do they get their data about immigrants? What does the data actually say about some common generalizations about immigrants? How many immigrants are there? Where are most immigrants from? What does the data say about immigrants having criminal records? Who is in detention centers? Are there alternatives to detention? What do we know about the effectiveness of the border wall? Guest: Austin Kocher, PhD and Research Assistant Professor with TRAC (Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse).

Who is TRAC and where do they get their data about immigrants?
What does the data actually say about some common generalizations about immigrants?
How many immigrants are there?
Where are most immigrants from?
What does the data say about immigrants having criminal records? What types of criminal records do immigrants have?
Who is in detention centers?
Are there any alternatives to detention? If people aren't in detention, do they attend their court hearings?
What does the data say about the effectiveness of the border wall?

Guest: Austin Kocher, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) 
Email: ackocher@syr.edu
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