The Elusive Goal: The Quest for a Credible Immigration Policy
Briggs, Vernon M. Jr
[Excerpt] The starting point for all immigration reform efforts must be making the immigration system enforceable. Nothing else makes sense. Otherwise, immigration policy is on a squirrel wheel going nowhere. Illegal immigrants will keep coming in defiance of its terms.
immigration; enforcement; public policy; reform; labor market
Required Publisher Statement: © Wiley-Blackwell. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.Final version published as Briggs, V. M., Jr. (2012). The elusive goal: The quest for a credible immigration policy. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 31(4), 956-963.