SOCI Lecture Notes 1109

SOCI Lecture Notes 1109 - SOCI Lecture Notes 11/09/10 The...

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SOCI Lecture Notes 11/09/10 The Wall that Keeps Illegal Workers In; (Op-Ed) Douglas Massey - Prof. Massey has studied immigration since 1982. (NIH) - Border not “out of control” - The rate of undocumented migration, adjusted for population growth, to US has not increased in 20 years - From 1980 o 2004, annual likelihood that a Mexican will make his/her first illegal -trip to the US remained at 1 in 100 - Federal policy of tougher border enforcement in SD and El Paso areas in 1993- 4 - Migrants began going to more remote locations in AZ - 1989, 2/3 undoc. migrants came in thru SD or EP – blended in with local pop - 2004, 2/3 crossed somewhere else Consequences of redirecting illegal border crossing to harsher, sparser terrain - immigrants more noticeable, caused agitation - tripled death rate of border-crossers - tripled financial cost Early 1980s: 500 border patrol officers, $200M annual budget 2005: 12,000 officers, $1.6B annual budget Massey, Consequences, cont. - unanticipated consequences
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