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Evidence suggests that recent U.S. immigration laws are having a negative impact on the farming sector

Kostandini, Genti and Mykerezi, Elton (2014) Evidence suggests that recent U.S. immigration laws are having a negative impact on the farming sector. LSE American Politics and Policy (27 Feb 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

While many hoped that this would be the year Congress would pass much needed immigration reform, John Boehner recently announced that he does not see a way forward on the issue. With federal government gridlocked, some states and counties have taken immigration enforcement upon themselves. Genti Kostandini and Elton Mykerezi examine the effects of local action on the agricultural industry, concluding that there is reduced immigrant presence in counties that have enforced immigration laws, leading to a decline in hired labor share, increased expenses per worker, a lower number of workers, and an overall drop in earnings for the affected farms.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E11 America (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2014 09:50
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2019 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58725

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