Commentary: Illegal Immigration Law Involves More Than Economics
Pitts, William O, THE JOURNAL RECORD
Saying Oklahoma's new illegal immigration act is having unintended consequences is a bit premature and may result more from misconceptions precipitated by opponents than its actual provisions. It is far too early to determine the ultimate results of HB 1804, a good part of which does not go into effect until July.
Regardless, projections are rife, speculation is epidemic, predictions of economic calamity are rampant and some opponents are stretching the bounds of hyperbole as to its dire results.
The law's author, state Rep. Randy Terrill, R-Moore, severely criticized a recent study titled "A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis of the Impact of the (Act)" …
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Publication information: Article title: Commentary: Illegal Immigration Law Involves More Than Economics. Contributors: Pitts, William O - Author. Newspaper title: THE JOURNAL RECORD. Publication date: April 7, 2008. Page number: Not available. © 2009 THE JOURNAL RECORD. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.