New NAFTA and Mexico-U.S. Migration: The 2004 Policy Options

Martin, Phillip

from ARE Update Vol. 8, No. 2, Nov/Dec, 2004

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Abstract

The number of Mexican-born U.S. residents is rising faster than ever before, by perhaps 500,000 a year. The U.S. is discussing three major policies to better manage Mexico-U.S. migration—guest workers, legalization and earned legalization—until the faster economic and job growth envisioned by NAFTA reduces emigration pressures.

Keywords

immigration, Mexico, labor, NAFTA, trade, legalization

Citation

Martin, Phillip. "New NAFTA and Mexico-U.S. Migration: The 2004 Policy Options." ARE Update 8(2)(2004):1-4. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
http://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2004/8/2/new-nafta-and-mexico-us-m/