Managing Illegal Immigration to the United States

Article subtitle: 
How Effective Is Enforcement?
Article publisher: 
Council on Foreign Relations
Article date: 
15 May 2013
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 


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.

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