Bio


I study immigration enforcement and administrative courts. One of my current projects evaluates how effective county sanctuary policies were at preventing deportations under the Obama administration; another takes stock of the relative impact of the Trump administration's many changes to admission and deportation policy.

From 2016 to 2019, I worked as an attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union Immigrants’ Rights Project in New York, where I helped litigate challenges to the Trump Administration’s use of immigration detention, its arbitrary revocation of DACA grants, and its Muslim Ban.

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  • Brevity, Speed, and Deference: An Account from the Williams Chambers YALE JOURNAL ON REGULATION Hausman, D. K., Ho, D. E., O'Connell, A. 2021; 38 (3): 745-751
  • Sanctuary policies reduce deportations without increasing crime. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America Hausman, D. K. 2020

    Abstract

    The US government maintains that local sanctuary policies prevent deportations of violent criminals and increase crime. This report tests those claims by combining Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation data and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) crime data with data on the implementation dates of sanctuary policies between 2010 and 2015. Sanctuary policies reduced deportations of people who were fingerprinted by states or counties by about one-third. Those policies also changed the composition of deportations, reducing deportations of people with no criminal convictions by half-without affecting deportations of people with violent convictions. Sanctuary policies also had no detectable effect on crime rates. These findings suggest that sanctuary policies, although effective at reducing deportations, do not threaten public safety.

    View details for DOI 10.1073/pnas.2014673117

    View details for PubMedID 33077607

  • Measuring the Economic Effect of Alien Tort Statute Liability JOURNAL OF LAW ECONOMICS & ORGANIZATION Christensen, D., Hausman, D. K. 2016; 32 (4): 794-815
  • TIME, DUE PROCESS, AND REPRESENTATION: AN EMPIRICAL AND LEGAL ANALYSIS OF CONTINUANCES IN IMMIGRATION COURT FORDHAM LAW REVIEW Hausman, D., Srikantiah, J. 2016; 84 (5): 1823-1843
  • THE FAILURE OF IMMIGRATION APPEALS UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA LAW REVIEW Hausman, D. 2016; 164 (5): 1177-1238
  • WHEN AND WHY THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT DISOBEYS CONSTITUTIONAL COURT ORDERS STANFORD JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW Hausman, D. 2012; 48 (2): 437-455
  • HOW CONGRESS COULD REDUCE JOB DISCRIMINATION BY PROMOTING ANONYMOUS HIRING STANFORD LAW REVIEW Hausman, D. 2012; 64 (5): 1343-1369