Immigration Demand and the Boomerang of Deportation Policies

@article{Ambrosius2019ImmigrationDA,
  title={Immigration Demand and the Boomerang of Deportation Policies},
  author={C. Ambrosius and David A. Leblang},
  journal={Criminology eJournal},
  year={2019}
}
What causes the demand for migration into the United States? We argue for, and demonstrate the existence of, a vicious cycle of US immigration policy and migration between the United States and countries from Latin America and the Caribbean. Our argument is simple: deportation of convicts from the United States leads to violence in the deportees’ home country which, in turn, increases the demand for that country’s natives to seek entry into the United States. We test this argument utilizing a… Expand
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