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Unpublished Paper
The Economic Realities of Immigration in the United States: Implications for Policy
ExpressO (2008)
  • Emily A Harrell
  • David L Franklin
Abstract
This paper presents a discussion of economic issues regarding the recent influx of illegal immigrants into the USA and is based on a review of economic literature about the issues. It uses a set of studies to frame the economic issues in terms of the current ongoing debate regarding the benefits and costs accruing to the US economy from the upsurge in immigration. It concludes with a discussion of the political economy underlying the debates as a means for suggesting policy and or legal reform initiatives that may be warranted in light of the debates, the available analyses, and the empirical research that is available in the mainstream economic literature.
Keywords
  • labor market,
  • immigrant workers,
  • economics
Disciplines
Publication Date
June 18, 2008
Citation Information
Emily A Harrell and David L Franklin. "The Economic Realities of Immigration in the United States: Implications for Policy" ExpressO (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/emily_harrell/3/