Massey - The Wall That Keeps Illegal Workers In

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The Wall That Keeps Illegal Workers In; [Op-Ed] Douglas S. Massey . New York Times . (Late Edition (East Coast)). New York, N.Y.: Apr 4, 2006. pg. A.23 Subjects: Border patrol, Aliens, Foreign labor, Immigration policy Locations: Mexico, United States, US Author(s): Douglas S. Massey Document types: Commentary Dateline: Princeton, N.J. Section: A Publication title: New York Times. (Late Edition (East Coast)). New York, N.Y.: Apr 4, 2006. pg. A.23 Source type: Newspaper ISSN: 03624331 ProQuest document ID: 1014818761 Text Word Count 841 Document URL: http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1014818761&sid=1&Fmt=3&cl Abstract (Document Summary) In response to the ensuing public uproar, the policy of tougher border enforcement was expanded to all of the San Diego and El Paso area in 1993 and 1994. So migrants began going to more remote locations along the border in Arizona. In 1989, two thirds of undocumented migrants came in through El Paso or San Diego; but by 2004 two-thirds crossed somewhere else. (My statistics on Mexican immigration come from a study I have been undertaking with financing from the National Institutes of Health since 1982.) Unlike the old crossing sites, these new locations were sparsely settled, so the sudden appearance of thousands of Mexicans attracted considerable attention and understandably generated much agitation locally. Perceptions of a breakdown at the border were heightened by news reports of rising deaths among migrants; by redirecting flows into harsh, remote terrain the United States tripled the death rate during border crossing. Although border militarization had little effect on the probability of Mexicans migrating illegally, it did reduce the likelihood that they would return to their homeland. America's tougher line roughly tripled the average cost of getting across the border illegally; thus Mexicans who had run the gantlet at the
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