David Harris Discusses Work with Pittsburgh Police Bureau

In the Pittsburgh City Paper, Professor David Harris discussed his year-long effort working with the Pittsburgh Police Bureau and the Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network to draft a new internal policy designed to guide officers in their dealings with undocumented immigrants. The new policy amends one that was targeted at racial profiling, but that did not help officers understand how to handle situations with people not legally present in the country. Under the new policy, officers ask those they encounter about immigration status “only if it’s relevant to a criminal investigation.”

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