DDI09.ss.immigrationuniquness.wave4

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b1cee852becd70d3d547a736157858c940271ee5.doc Dartmouth 2K9 1 2NC Immigration UQ Extension 1. The current recession is deterring immigrants because they’ll only come if services and jobs are available. That’s NYT. 2. Immigration declining now – economic crisis The Examiner 6/17 (UCSD: border apprehensions' decrease not related to enforcement strategy, http://www.examiner.com/x-9270-LA-Border-and-Immigration-Examiner~y2009m6d17- UCSD-border-apprehensions-decrease-not-related-to-enforcement-strategy ) Washington D.C. - The Department of Homeland Security released a report this week showing that apprehensions of undocumented immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border are at their lowest level since 1973 , leaving many observers contemplating the factors responsible for this decline. Is it the recession-plagued U.S. economy or beefed-up enforcement efforts? New data from a research team led by Wayne Cornelius, Director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California, San Diego, sheds light on the decline in apprehensions and reveals the surprising, unintended consequences of border enforcement. According to 4,012 interviews conducted with migrants and prospective migrants in Mexico, California, and Oklahoma between 2005 and 2009, the drying up of the U.S. job market, coupled with the high personal and financial costs of migration, are slowing the pace of undocumented migration from Mexico. At the same time, undocumented immigrants already here are staying put due to the high costs and physical risks of being smuggled back into the United States, fear of losing their U.S. jobs, and lack of economic opportunities in Mexico . The data reveals that, ironically, enhanced border security has created "reduced circularity in migration"- essentially locking migrants in the United States as the prospect of going home and returning later has become increasingly expensive and dangerous. The new research conducted by Cornelius' team indicates that the condition of the U.S. economy is far more significant in explaining the recent decline in border apprehensions than any of the enforcement-only measures that have been implemented to date . Border-enforcement efforts will continue to be largely ineffectual until the U.S. immigration system is brought into line with the ups and downs of U.S. labor demand, which drives so much of undocumented immigration in the first place. Enforcement is not a substitute for reform. Last printed 1
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b1cee852becd70d3d547a736157858c940271ee5.doc Dartmouth 2K9 2 2NC Immigration CO2 Immigration increases global CO2 emissions Camarota, 8 (Steven, senior demographic analyst at the Center of Immigration Studies, August, “Immigration to the United States and World-Wide Greenhouse Gas Emissions”, http://www.cis.org/GreenhouseGasEmissions) The findings of this study indicate that future levels of immigration will have a significant impact on efforts to reduce global CO2 emissions. Immigration to the United States significantly increases world-
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