Authors: Jorge Riveras; Alex Beaton; Jesús Arteaga-Ortiz
Addresses: College of Business, Framingham State University, 100 State Street, P.O. Box 9101 Crocker Hall, Ofc. #210 Framingham, MA 01701-9101, USA ' College of Business, Framingham State University, 100 State Street, P.O. Box 9101, Framingham, MA 01701-9101, USA ' Edificio Departamental de Empresariales, Módulo C, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Campus de Tafira, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 35017, Spain
Abstract: The issue of unauthorised immigrants residing in the USA is currently a very profound and polarising topic. It has proven to be rooted in biases and divisive among the two main political parties in the USA. The divergence of the USA from globalisation has created strong contentious opinions about immigration as a by-product. This paper employs a globalisation model as the framework to study unauthorised immigration from a multidimensional point of view. This model creates a structured lens for the analysis by looking into multiple domains. These consist of factors related to economic, political, social, business and physical, while the outer domains consist of the factors concerning neighbouring country dynamics, trade blocs, and global institutions. After thoroughly researching these domains and unearthing the historical data related to these factors, this paper presents how unauthorised immigrants from Mexico and its satellite nations have impacted the USA overall.
Keywords: globalisation; unauthorised immigrants; economic integration; systems theory globalisation model framework; NAFTA.
International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2021 Vol.29 No.2, pp.248 - 274
Received: 22 May 2019
Accepted: 22 May 2019
Published online: 18 Oct 2021 *