Being turned over to Border Patrol doesn't always mean deportation

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About this series

As part of an investigation into the effects of SB 1070, the Arizona Daily Star collected thousands of records documenting local law enforcement calls to Border Patrol to check a person’s immigration status. Although the intention of the legislation was to standardize local immigration enforcement, the end result was a patchwork of policies and interpretations that engrained philosophical differences across jurisdictions.

This series examines in depth the practices of 13 Southern Arizona law-enforcement agencies and the economic and legislative impacts of the law.

Some data was made available by The Center for Investigative Reporting.

The Arizona Daily Star Team

Editor: Jill Jorden Spitz

Reporters: Perla Trevizo and Carli Brosseau

Photographers: Kelly Presnell, Mamta Popat, Mike Christy and Ron Medvescek

Contributors: Amer Taleb, Becky Pallack, Britain Eakin, Darren DaRonco and Samantha Munsey

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