Resources for Further Research on U.S. Immigration

Border Battles: The U.S. Immigration Debates, hosted by the Social Science Research Council, includes original insights from social scientists on the forces that are driving the conflicting stances and tumultuous activities in the immigration debate.

George Borjas, Heaven’s Door: Immigration Policy and the American Economy  (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001).

George Borjas, “The Economics of Immigration,” Journal of Economic Literature 32, no. 4 (1994): 1667-717.

George Borjas, “The Labor Demand Curve is Downward Sloping,” Quarterly Journal of Economics 118, no. 4 (2003): 1335-74.

David Card, “The Impact of the Mariel Boatlift on the Miami Labor Market,” Industrial and Labor Relations Review 43, no. 2 (1990): 245-57.

Department of Homeland Security, Immigration Statistics Yearbook: 2008.

Migration Dialogue provides timely, factual, and nonpartisan information and analysis of international migration issues through five major activities: the newsletters Migration News and Rural Migration News, Changing Face (focusing on migrants and their children arriving in Rural America), other Research and Seminars, and the Sloan West Coast Program on Science and Engineering Workers. Hosted by the University of California-Davis.

Roger Lowenstein, “The Immigration Equation,” New York Times Magazine, July 9, 2006. 

Philip Martin, “Good Intentions Gone Awry: IRCA and U.S. Agriculture,” The Annals of the Academy of Political and Social Science 534 (1994): 44-57.

Giovanni Peri, “Economic Impacts of Migrants,” in Migration in the 21st Century: Rights, Outcomes, and Policy, Kim Korinek and Thomas Maloney, eds. (London: Routledge, 2010).

James Smith and Barry Edmonston, The New Americans: Economic, Demographic, and Fiscal Effects of Immigration (Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1997).