The New Political Economy of Immigration

Barry, Tom
January 2009
Dollars & Sense;Jan/Feb2009, Issue 280, p28
The article looks at the changes in the political economy of immigration in the U.S. in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Immigrants are being considered as threats to the security of the country in public and policy debate. It points out that the increase in the number of arrest, imprisonment and deportation of immigrants does not demonstrate that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preventing terrorism. Also explained is the role of immigrants in prison profits. INSET: Detention Profiteers.


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