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VIEWPOINT: Whither US immigration?
VIEWPOINT: Whither US immigration?

Author(s): Philip L. Martin
Subject(s): Migration Studies
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: US migration; unauthorised migrants; border; legalisation; enforcement;

Summary/Abstract: 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 sharpened in the run-up to elections in November 2016, exposing sharp differences between leading Republicans who want to deport unauthorized foreigners and build a wall on the Mexico-US border and leading Democrats who want to allow unauthorized foreigners to legalize their status and eventually become US citizens.

  • Issue Year: 13/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 295-306
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English