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.
Rob Reich, Postdoctoral Faculty Sponsor
Brevity, Speed, and Deference: An Account from the Williams Chambers
YALE JOURNAL ON REGULATION
2021; 38 (3): 745-751
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Sanctuary policies reduce deportations without increasing crime.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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
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- Measuring the Economic Effect of Alien Tort Statute Liability JOURNAL OF LAW ECONOMICS & ORGANIZATION 2016; 32 (4): 794-815
TIME, DUE PROCESS, AND REPRESENTATION: AN EMPIRICAL AND LEGAL ANALYSIS OF CONTINUANCES IN IMMIGRATION COURT
FORDHAM LAW REVIEW
2016; 84 (5): 1823-1843
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THE FAILURE OF IMMIGRATION APPEALS
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA LAW REVIEW
2016; 164 (5): 1177-1238
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WHEN AND WHY THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT DISOBEYS CONSTITUTIONAL COURT ORDERS
STANFORD JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
2012; 48 (2): 437-455
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HOW CONGRESS COULD REDUCE JOB DISCRIMINATION BY PROMOTING ANONYMOUS HIRING
STANFORD LAW REVIEW
2012; 64 (5): 1343-1369
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