Managing Illegal Immigration to the United States

How Effective Is Enforcement?

Report

Overview

The authors examine U.S. efforts to prevent illegal immigration to the United States. Although the United States has witnessed a sharp drop in illegal border crossings in the past decade alongside an enormous increase in government activities to prevent illegal immigration, there remains little understanding of the role enforcement has played. Better data and analyses to assist lawmakers in crafting more successful policies and to support administration officials in implementing these policies are long overdue.

Bryan Roberts

Senior Economist, Econometrica, Inc.

Edward Alden

Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow

John Whitley

Adjunct Lecturer, George Washington University

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