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By Leigh Culver

Latino immigration to the Midwest has had an important impression on police-community family members, relatively, in smaller groups traditionally unaccustomed to assorted ethnic teams. This ebook describes the reviews of legislation enforcement organisations in 3 Mid-Missouri groups and their efforts to evolve to their altering demographics whereas retaining present relatives with the bulk inhabitants. The findings exhibit that the connection among legislations enforcement and the bulk groups used to be optimistic and supportive. there have been a number of demanding situations, although, to the advance of a cooperative police-Latino courting. those incorporated the language barrier, worry of the police, immigration concerns and the character of contacts among the police and Latino neighborhood.

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General Accounting Office 1998, 405). Setting the Context 35 Processing plant employers target newly arrived immigrants as a potential labor source for several reasons. First, employers are aware that newcomers often lack basic English language skills which generally leaves them few alternatives in the United States’ job market (Grey 1997), and is not required for work in meatpacking plants (Grey and Woodrick 2002; Rochín 2000). Second, immigrants from different countries are less likely to form unions than would be the case with a homogeneous work force (Griffith, Broadway, and Stull 1995).

Sugar beets) in the early 1900s, many Latino immigrants relocated from the Southwest into the Northern and Midwestern regions (Santiago 1990; 32 Adapting Police Services to New Immigration Santos 1989; Valdés 2000). Moreover, during the 1920s, Latino laborers were recruited to fill manufacturing jobs in the meatpacking industries and steel mills in Chicago, auto industry assembly lines in Detroit, and meatpacking plants in Kansas City (Maldonado 1985; Valdés 2000). Despite the continuous migration of Latinos to the Midwest during this time, it has only been in the postwar period that this region has experienced a massive influx of Latinos from Mexico, Puerto Rico and other regions of Central and South America (Santiago 1990).

A study in Richmond, Virginia by Smith and Petrocelli (2001) revealed that minority drivers were more likely to be stopped than white drivers. Once stopped, however, minorities were less likely to experience consent searches and half as likely to be subjected to a legal sanction (arrest, ticket) than whites. The authors suggested that the officers could have altered their behavior due to the study or that minorities were more likely to be stopped on weaker evidence that would not withstand legal scrutiny.

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