Latinos’ Deportation Fears by Citizenship and Legal Status, 2007 to 2018

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
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Deportation has an outsize effect on the lives of Latinos living in the United States. Among Latino noncitizens vulnerable to deportation, their reports of deportation fears have been high and stable since 2007—regardless of the national deportation rate. Among Latino US citizens largely immune to deportation but who fear it for their loved ones or communities, their reports of deportation fears have increased substantially since the 2016 US presidential election. US citizens’ increasing fears reflect not changing deportation rates but a growing national awareness of deportation policy and practice