Strengthening Relations Between Local Police and Immigrant Communities

Angela Arboleda, Robin Toma, and NCLR, (June 1, 2008)

Issue: Immigrant Integration, Civil Rights and Justice
Publication Type: Other

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This paper sets out ways in which human rights and human relations commissions can work to minimize friction and strengthen relationships between local police and immigrant communities, leading to both more effective policing and greater respect for immigrants’ rights.  It seeks to identify issues and provide examples of ways in which human rights agencies and other organizations have worked to ensure that trust exists in communities with immigrant populations between residents and local police.