Incarcerated Immigrants in 2016: Their Numbers, Demographics, and Countries of Origin

Report Author: 
Alex Nowrasteh & Michelangelo Landgrave
Original Date of Publication: 
2018 Jun

"Incarcerated Immigrants in 2016: Their Numbers, Demographics, and Countries of Origin" uses American Community Survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau to analyze incarcerated immigrants according to their citizenship and legal status for 2016. The data show that all immigrants—legal and illegal—are less likely to be incarcerated than native-born Americans relative to their shares of the population.

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Citation: 

Nowrasteh, A. & Michelangelo, L. (2018). Incarcerated Immigrants in 2016: Their Numbers, Demographics, and Countries of Origin. Immigration Research and Policy Brief, 7. Retrieved from https://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/irpb7.pdf

Source Organization: 
Cato Institute