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Study: Questioning doesn’t prompt undocumented immigrants to leave

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When local police started asking people about their immigration status, some immigrants moved, but they usually did not leave the United States, according to a new study.

A working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that when state and local officials took on the power to enforce some immigration laws by investigating immigration violations on the street, immigrants were more likely to relocate within the country.

But only in Arizona’s Maricopa County, known for the controversial immigration…

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