Current Politics and Economics of the United States, Canada and Mexico


Vol. 20, No. 2, 2018

A Primer on U.S. Immigration Policy *
IntroductionThis chapter provides a broad overview of U.S. immigration policy. The first section addresses policies governing how foreign nationals enter the United States either to reside permanently or to stay temporarily. Related topics within this...
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Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification (Updated) *
BackgroundMany years of debate about unauthorized immigration to the United States culminated in the enactment of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986.1 That year, there were an estimated 3.2 million unauthorized aliens2 in the country.3...
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Vol. 20, No. 1, 2018

U.S. Family-Based Immigration Policy (Updated) *
Overview of Family-Based ImmigrationThe United States has long distinguished settlement or permanent immigration from temporary immigration. Current U.S. immigration policy governing lawful permanent immigration emphasizes four major principles: (1)...
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