16 Lecture%20Immigration%201%202010 - LECTURE 16 MIGRATION...

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LECTURE 16 MIGRATION & IMMIGRATION 1
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ANNOUNCEMENTS PS 4 is posted – Due Thursday, October 28 Today & Thursday: Policy Issues: Immigration A model of (im)migration Why do people move? Who moves? To where? Application: Immigrant enclaves Consequences for receiving labor market Domestic Migration Application: Current economic climate Application: State policies
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US-MEXICO BORDER
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IMMIGRATION ISSUES
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IMMIGRATION ISSUES Why do people move to the U.S.? Are immigrants taking “our” jobs? Are immigrants benefitting from our tax dollars? Who comes to the U.S.? Is our security at risk? Increased productivity due to skilled workers? Drug/crime?
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IMMIGRATION ISSUES Actions/Policy? Should we build a fence? Should we deny social services to undocumented immigrants? Should we allow international students to work in U.S.? Punish firms that employ undocumented workers? b Who and how many?
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IMMIGRATION ISSUES The United States is not the only country struggling with immigration policy
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[They] are responsible for 1 in 5 thefts “We will continue to dismantle the illegal camps” My son, who had eye problems, he got a 7,000-euro operation there that he would never have gotten here. And when you don’t have work, you can still eat with their social assistance…
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IMMIGRATION ISSUES The United States is not the only country struggling with immigration policy This is not the only time the United States has grappled with immigration
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IMMIGRATION TRENDS AND POLICY LEGAL IMMIGRATION IN THE U.S. 1800-2000 0 2 4 6 8 10 1810s 1830s 1850s 1870s 1890s 1910s 1930s 1950s 1970s 1990s Decade Number of legal immigrants (in millions)
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2011 for the course ECON ECON 440 taught by Professor Kristinebrown during the Fall '10 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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