After amnesty: the new migratory movement in the United States

by Georges Vernez

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This paper briefly (1) reviews three radical changes since the 1960s involving increases in immigration in general, shifts in the immigrants' ethnic composition, and increases in undocumented immigration in particular; (2) assesses the effectiveness of the amnesty programs and employer sanctions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; and (3) discusses the prospects for immigration in the 1990s and the challenges that continuing and increased migration raise for the United States.

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