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Unformatted text preview: Immigration Policy and Security: Chapter 1: Immigration and U.S. National Interests Comparative Immigration Politics Lecture 18 October 6, 2010 The Context 9/11 Afghanistan War Iraq War Economic boom (bubble) President Bush in favor of comprehensive immigration reform Appeal to Latino/a voters Relationship with Mexico Public opinion in favor of immigration reform Focus on Senate The National Interest - Immigration Control Maintaining authority over a states territory- being able to maintin sovernety make sure you have some say. The effect of immigration on economic growth and prosperity Diplomatic issues Humanitarian and non-humanitarian migration In general, U.S. policy outcomes often fail to advance these goals Key Players President Bush Senators: Cornyn Kyl Hagel Kennedy temporary worker programs McCain Unions, advocacy groups FAIR and other grassroots organizations Public opinion and...
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This note was uploaded on 12/30/2010 for the course GOV 312L taught by Professor Madrid during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.
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