The Economic Benefits of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Author
Raúl Hinojosa-Ojeda
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
The Cato Journal
Volume
32
Issue Number
1
Publication Date
Winter 2012
Institution
The Cato Institute
Abstract
The U.S. government has attempted for more than two decades to put a stop to unauthorized immigration from and through Mexico by implementing "enforcement-only" measures along the U.S.-Mexico border and at work sites across the country. These measures have failed to end unauthorized immigration and have placed downward pressure on wages in a broad swath of industries.
Topic
Economics, Immigration
Political Geography
United States, Mexico