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In my opinion, I don’t think an appropriate balance can be struck between crime control and immigration enforcement. According to the New York University School of Law, little evidence exists on whether immigration enforcement reduces crime. Also, per the New York University School of Law, despite the fact that since the early twentieth century, deporting noncitizens who commit crimes has been a major part of American immigration law (Cox, Miles, 2022). The school studied a policy initiative such as secure communities. This initiative was designed to enable the federal government to examine the immigration status of every person apprehended for a crime by local police (Cox, Miles, 2022). The government sees the initiative as a way to improve the effectiveness of crime control and immigration enforcement, but civil rights groups see it as a call for local police to engage in racial profiling (Cox, Miles, 2022). For decades, crime has been dropping in many parts of the country, and this trend has continued under Secure Communities. If deportation were an effective crime-prevention strategy, communities with the highest deportation rates would see lower crime rates than other areas. There were no indications of such a pattern (Flagg, 2019). Many Americans believe that illegal immigration is a crime in and of itself (it is a civil violation or a misdemeanor, depending on if a person overstayed a visa or crossed the border without authorization). Undocumented immigrants, according to some, are reluctant to disclose crimes perpetrated against them by other undocumented immigrants (Flagg, 2019).