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Importing Poverty?Immigration and the Changing Face of Rural America$
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Philip Martin

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780300139174

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300139174.001.0001

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Reforming U.S. Immigration Policies

Reforming U.S. Immigration Policies

(p.158) Chapter 9 Reforming U.S. Immigration Policies
Importing Poverty?

Philip Martin

Yale University Press

Immigration policy influences the number of farmworkers, their earnings and benefits, their settlement in the United States. This chapter reviews the evolution of U.S. immigration policy (from a laissez-faire policy toward immigration) and examines the Senate's CIRA (Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act) 2007, which includes enforcement measures on unauthorized migration.

Keywords:   immigration policy, immigration, farmworkers, United States, Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act, unauthorized migration, enforcement measures

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