UA Comprehensive Survey about Migration and Border Security to Be Released Today

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A bi-national team of researchers from 13 institutions conducted interviews in six Mexican cities along the U.S.-Mexico border. The information from their interviews and surveys are part of a new study to be released today during a press conference in the UA Marshall Building, Room 311, on Park Avenue and University Boulevard, 10 a.m.

From the press release:

Tucson, Arizona—On Thursday, March 28th, researchers from the University of Arizona will be presenting a groundbreaking new study that answers key questions about immigration and border security. The study surveyed over 1,100 deportees and explores their experiences crossing into the U.S., being apprehended by U.S. authorities, and returned to Mexico. Each survey contained 250 questions and took about one hour to administer with randomly selected individuals at ports of entry and in migrant shelters in Mexico. The bi-national team of researchers from 13 institutions conducted interviews in six Mexican cities all along the U.S. Mexico border. The study’s methodologically rigorous statistics shed light on:

Who is being deported?
Family ties
Work and life history
Intentions to return to the U.S.
What is the crossing experience like?
The trek through the desert
Women’s experiences
Robbery
Kidnapping
Drug Cartels
Labor Exploitation
Payment withheld
Working for less than minimum wage
Debts incurred from crossing the border
Immigration Enforcement and Border Security: Do these programs make the border safer?
Due Process and U.S. Authority Treatment
Operation Streamline
Immigration Detention
Lateral Repatriation (ATEP)
Secure Communities and Interior Enforcement

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