The Drivers of Immigration in Contemporary Society: Unequal Distribution of Resources and Opportunities

@article{Taylor2007TheDO,
  title={The Drivers of Immigration in Contemporary Society: Unequal Distribution of Resources and Opportunities},
  author={Mark Patrick Taylor},
  journal={Human Ecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={35},
  pages={775-776}
}
  • M. Taylor
  • Published 31 March 2007
  • Geography
  • Human Ecology
This essay considers the environmental implications associated with immigration and population growth and focuses on the influx of people into the United States across the Mexican border. Most forms of immigration (legal and illegal) are driven by the same essential desires and needs: resources, security, and perceived opportunities and have been ongoing since modern Homo sapiens migrated out of Africa some 60,000 years ago. The development of hunting skills and subsequently farming… 
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