UA study: Family ties push deportees to return
A ruling in September by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton cleared the way for police to carry out SB1070's requirement that officers, while enforcing other laws, question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally. (full story)
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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - More than half of deported immigrants plan to cross illegally into the United States again.
That's according to a new study on migration and deportation practices by University Arizona researchers.
They say one of the reasons deportees want to return might be strong family ties in the United States.
A bi-national team of researchers interviewed more than 1,100 deportees between 2010 and 2012 in six Mexican cities along the border including Nogales and Mexico City.
The preliminary findings of the study were presented Thursday at a news conference at the UofA campus in Tucson.
The Arizona Daily Star says the authors of the study hope the findings can help shape the current immigration reform debate.
Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.azstarnet.com