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Some Information Resources on Immigration

Some studies on immigrants, legal and illegal:

A recent study on illegal immigrants: "Size and Characteristics of the Unauthorized Migrant Population in the U.S." from the Pew Hispanic Center. I stole this from someone, but I don't recall where I saw it.

A comprehensive 1997 study on immigrants legal and illegal: The New Americans: Economic, Demographic, and Fiscal Effects of Immigration.

And just for kicks, and dated and extremely immigration-positive study from Cato (yes, you read that right): "Immigration: The Demographic & Economic Facts". It turns out that a lot of libertarians are extremely positive towards immigration, some out of principle and some - well, not so much. I obviously am sympathetic to the ideological arguments in favor of immigration, though. (I realize that immigration is not the same issue as illegal immigration - but illegal immgration happens in part because we are afraid of legal immigration. If immigration limits were loosened we would not presently be having this argument.)

posted at 03:27:27 on 03/30/06 by ben - Category: Politics


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