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Whither US Immigration?


  • Philip L. Martin

    () (Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of California, Davis, United States)


The US is the nation of immigration, with almost 20 percent of the world’s international migrants and half of the unauthorized migrants in industrial countries. Debates over the best package of enforcement, legalization, and guest workers to deal with illegal migration continue to divide Americans and Congress. These differences were sharpened in the run-up to elections in November 2016.

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  • Philip L. Martin, 2016. "Whither US Immigration?," Migration Letters, Transnational Press London, UK, vol. 13(2), pages 295-306, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:mig:journl:v:13:y:2016:i:2:p:295-306

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