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Migration_ Part II
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Geographic Diversification of Unauthorized Population
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Let us assume that you are a policy maker, what would you do to address the illegal immigration problem please take a few minutes to discuss your plan with your neighbor Tougher enforcement? Expanded legal immigration? A path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already here?
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How much do illegal immigrants contribute to the economy? It depends on what metrics we use contributions to the economy occur whenever sales tax is paid, indirectly through rent payments, real estate taxes and so forth The use of false security numbers means that many pay income taxes without the prospect of benefits Illegal immigrants are excluded from most federal and state entitlements (subsidized housing/food stamps) Most illegal immigrants tend to be uninsured (thus they use public emergency rooms/free health care) Education demands (free public school education) The willingness to except low pay drives down wages in some industries (but that does mean these same jobs wouldn’t be outsourced) But it is more than an economic dilemma
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Migrant Warning Posters: Don't Do It! It's Hard! There's Not Enough Water!
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(3) Why Do Migrants Face Obstacles? (A) Policies of host countries Quota Laws, Visa issues, Refugees (B) Cultural Issues i) attitudes towards immigrants security, racism, economic, melting pot vs. cultural mosaic, suspicion, fear of political unrest ii) attitudes towards guest workers brain drain (large-scale emigration by talented people) unskilled and unneeded Impacts Economic Political and social Health Crime Environment Education
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What about Refugees? • People who are forced to migrate from their home
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2008 for the course GEOG 1004 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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