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Why are Immigrants' Incarceration Rates so Low? Evidence on Selective Immigration, Deterrence, and Deportation

Kristin F. Butcher, Anne Morrison Piehl

NBER Working Paper No. 13229
Issued in July 2007

---- Acknowledgements -----

We appreciate the excellent research assistance of Yonita Grigorova and Kyung Park. We thank David Card, Karen Humes, Jennifer Hunt, Francesca Mazzolari, J. Gregory Robinson, and participants in presentations at the CReAM conference on Immigration, Maryland Workshop on the Economics of Crime, Colby College, University of Connecticut, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Rutgers University, the Myron Weiner Seminar Series on International Migration, the NBER Summer Institute, and the annual meetings of the Society of Labor Economists, APPAM, and the American Law and Economics Association for helpful discussions. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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