Police trust and domestic violence: evidence from immigration policies / Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes (University of California, Merced and IZA), Esther Arenas-Arroyo (Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) and IZA) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserAmuedo Dorantes, Catalina ; Arenas-Arroyo, Esther
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, October 2019
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 12721
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Domestic violence is a serious under-reported crime in the United States, especially among immigrant women. While the Violence against Women Act (VAWA) allows battered immigrants to petition for legal status without relying on abusive U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident spouses, we find that intensified interior immigration enforcement has curbed the VAWA self-petition rate. In contrast, sanctuary policies limiting the cooperation of police with immigration authorities have helped counteract that impact. The results, which prove robust to alternative measures of the policies, support the hypothesized changes in victims' reporting in response to the policies. Understanding survivors' responses to immigration policy is crucial given growing police mistrust and vulnerability to crime among immigrants.