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Department
Geography
Course
GEOG 2210
Professor
J.Wright
Semester
Summer

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A Decade of Policy Experimentation ● Policy lessons reg’ unwanted immigration “are negative ones” ○ no evidence that trippling border enforcement resources have “created an effective deterrent to unauthorised migrants” ○ by contrast, “significant” consequences are in abundance ● Why does this failed policy exist despite its continual failed efficacy? ● how much illegal immigration is ACTUALLY unwated? And how many of these policies/incentives actually GENERATE illegaility (as opposed to deter it?) ● lack of consensus in American public in regards to attitudes towards immigrants & levels of immigration. ○ contradictory views: Americans polled to believe that immigrants drive down wages and compete with domestic workers (substitutes) but at the same time they perceive immigrants as “complements” to the
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