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

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

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

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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

  • publication date: 15/12/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780970283870
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780970283870
  • weight: 299
  • ISBN10: 0970283873

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