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Research on immigration enforcement trends reveals surprising findings about ICE enforcement action
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Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Prof. Emily Ryo is a co-author on new American Immigration Council Report
By Leslie Ridgeway
USC Gould School of Law Prof. Emily Ryo is a co-author of a recently released American Immigration Council (AIC) report on immigration enforcement that indicates a shift by the U.S. government toward a wider scope of arrests and deportations that go beyond government rhetoric about removing dangerous non-citizen criminals.
|Prof. Emily Ryo|
The study, “Changing Patterns of Interior Immigration Enforcement in the United States, 2016-2018,” reveals a sharp increase in the number of U.S. citizens encountered by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) across the Trump and Obama administrations. The research found that in the first year of the Trump administration, ICE encountered 27,540 U.S. citizens, whereas in the last year of the Obama administration, ICE encountered 5,940 U.S. citizens.
IRS commissioner addresses tax professionals
March 12, 2020
Charles Rettig encourages participants of USC Gould’s Tax Institute to work with the agency.
USC students of a century ago pursued law right in the middle of the legal scene: downtown Los Angeles’ hotbed of courth...
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