Lecture #6 - Policy Debates on Illegal Immigration Reasons...

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Policy Debates on Illegal Immigration Reasons for Deporting Immigrants Gangs Public Safety Strong feels about the law Reasons for not deporting immigrants Not so good for community Its their “Home” Make all Hispanics, including legal immigrants, uncomfortable Current Policies How did we get here? o Historical background of US growers dependency on Mexican labor Current policy: “Enforcement first” and “Prevention through Deterrence” o In 2006, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents deported about 195,000 people nationwide o The Department of Homeland Security pushes to complete 670 miles of fencing along the Mexican border by the end of the year Impact on Illegal Immigrants Apprehension rate is not better Probability of leaving declined More Women and elderly seek to immigrate Recent Change – Reversal of the Trend No growth over the year in the number of illegal immigrants living in the US For the first time in almost a decade, the number of people entering the country
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This note was uploaded on 06/13/2010 for the course CHEM 995940767 taught by Professor Topadakis during the Spring '10 term at UC Davis.

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Lecture #6 - Policy Debates on Illegal Immigration Reasons...

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