Illegal Immigration and Enforcement Along the U.S.-Mexico Border: An Overview

Orrenius, Pia M.
January 2001
Economic & Financial Review;2001 1st Quarter, p2
Academic Journal
Evaluates the determinants of illegal Mexico-United States (U.S.) migration and gives an overview of the enforcement and policy responses to date. Data sources and trends of illegal immigration; Origins and determinants of Mexico-U.S. migration; Analysis on the trends in border enforcement; Policy implications of illegal immigration; Conclusion.


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