Impacts of Border Enforcement on Mexican Migration: The View from Sending Communities

Impacts of Border Enforcement on Mexican Migration: The View from Sending Communities

By: Jessa M. Lewis (author), Wayne A. Cornelius (author)Paperback

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This important new book reveals how the stricter US border-control activities of the past decade have affected the behavior of migrants and potential migrants in rural Mexico. The authors establish direct links between changes in immigration-control policies and changes in the decision to migrate, choice of destination, mode of entry, and inclination to participate in a temporary worker program. They also point to the unintended consequences of new control measures, such as the increasing rate of settlement among illegal migrants, higher fees paid to professional people - smugglers, increased injury and fatality rates due to clandestine entry, and changing composition of migrant flows. Collectively, they present detailed and direct evidence of the failure of post-1993 US strategy to deter unauthorized entry across the US-Mexico border, and the reasons for this failure.

About Author

Wayne A. Cornelius is director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, distinguished professor of political science, and Gildred Professor of U.S.-Mexican Relations at the University of California, San Diego. Jessa M. Lewis is a graduate of the M.A. program in Latin American studies with specialization in international migration, at the University of California, San Diego.


Introduction - W.A. Cornelius. Profiles of the Research Communities - Y. Barajas, J. Besada, E. Valdez-Suiter, and C. White. The Contemporary Migration Process - S. Gaytan, E. Lucio, F. Shaiq, and A. Urdanivia. Impacts of U.S. Immigration Policies on Migration Behavior - J. Fuentes, H. L'Esperance, R. Perez, and C. White. Settlement in the United States - H. Lopez, R. Oliphant, and E. Tejeda. Gender Differences in Migration - N. Rosas-Lopez, N. Pagaza, and E. Valdez-Suiter. Generational Differences in Migration - S. Aguilar, M. Cornejo, and L.M. Henriquez. Migration and Local Development - B. Cantu, F. Shaiq, and A. Urdanivia. Migration and Political Involvement - W. Chiu and M. Gutierrez.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780970283870
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780970283870
  • ISBN10: 0970283873

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