Jihye JJ Park
With increased immigration enforcement comes an increased understanding of its consequences. My dissertation offers three intertwined immigration enforcement studies. The first chapter provides historical reviews of policies and political conversations that have led to punitive immigration control. The second chapter examines whether punitive immigration enforcement has succeeded in its purported goal of removing undocumented immigrants from the U.S. The final chapter illuminates the relationship between immigration politics and the fiscal performance of private prison corporations.