Panel Video: Are Immigrants Less Willing to Report Crime?


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Are Immigrants Less Willing to Report Crime?

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One of the most frequently cited justifications for sanctuary policies is the claim that immigrants are less willing to report victimization to authorities. A report was released by the Center for Immigration Studies casts doubt on this claim, using the latest data from the National Crime Victimization Survey.

The report was discussed at a virtual panel discussion on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 10 a.m. Eastern.

Two of the study's co-authors participated in the panel, Center researchers Jessica Vaughan and Steven Camarota. They were joined by Capt. Keith Harmon of the Collier County, Fla. Sheriff’s Department, which has long experience with ICE's 287(g) program. The panel will be moderated by Mark Krikorian, the Center’s executive director.


Mark Krikorian, Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies

Steven Camarota, Director of Research, Center for Immigration Studies

Jessica Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies, Center for Immigration Studies

Captian Keith Harmon, Corrections Division, Collier County Sheriff's Office

Panel Video

Mark Krikorian's Introduction


Jessica Vaughan's Statement


Steven Camarota's Statement


Captain Keith Harmon's Statement


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