THE IMPACT OF PUNITIVE STATE IMMIGRATION POLICIES ON EMPLOYMENT AND POPULATION OUTCOMES FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS
Carter-Chau, April J
<bold>THE IMPACT OF PUNITIVE STATE IMMIGRATION POLICIES ON EMPLOYMENT AND POPULATION OUTCOMES FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS</bold><bold>ABSTRACT</bold>Illegal immigration is one of the most contentious issues of our times. The lack of comprehensive federal immigration reform has pushed states to enact provisions (e.g. Arizona’'s S.B. 1070 and Alabama’'s H.B. 56) intended to reduce their unauthorized immigrant populations. The question for policymakers is whether these bills are achieving their goals—--mainly to improve labor market outcomes for natives and to reduce the size of the unauthorized immigrant population. Employing data from the American Community Survey and the National Conference of State Legislatures, this analysis seeks to add to the very limited literature on the impact of recent state immigration legislation on the undocumented population. I analyze the relationship between punitive state law enforcement, omnibus, and labor immigration–-related laws and the share of workers in the low–-skilled sector who are undocumented immigrants. I also analyze the relationship between this legislation and the size of the undocumented immigrant population. The results show that law enforcement, omnibus, and labor legislation do not have a statistically significant relationship with the share of workers in the low–-skilled sector who are undocumented. The results also show that this legislation does not have a statistically significant relationship with the size of the undocumented immigrant population. However, there is weak evidence that law enforcement legislation is associated with a small decline in the size of the population of undocumented immigrants with less than a high school education. These findings suggest that, for policymakers seeking to improve employment opportunities for natives or to reduce the size of the undocumented immigrant population, pursuing law enforcement, omnibus, and labor legislation may not be an effective approach.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Health Care Initiatives Under the False Claims Act That Impact Hospitals. Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims of the Committee on the Judiciary. U.S. House of Representatives, 105th Congress, 2nd Session. April 28, 1998. 82 P Unknown creator (United States. Congress. House of Representatives. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims, 2000)
Public transit and employment outcomes: projecting the impact of the Job Access and Reverse Commute program Millenky, Megan; Millenky, Megan (2007-04-15)The Department of Transportation's Job Access and Reverse Commute program began in 1998. Since then, millions of dollars have been distributed in funding throughout the country. However, as the Government Accountability ...
Housing Policy of the Future? Do inclusionary zoning policies enacted at the county level have a positive impact on education, crime, or health outcomes? de Boinville, Madeleine (Georgetown University, 2012)Inclusionary zoning laws, which provide incentives to private housing developers to build affordable housing in the community, have the potential to solve the growing affordable housing crisis. Unfortunately, these laws ...