Title: Dealing with uninvited and unwelcomed guests: a survey of current state legislative efforts to control illegal immigration within their borders

Authors: Victor D. López

Addresses: Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, USA

Abstract: The inability of the Congress to provide a solution to address illegal immigration have left states to shoulder the economic and social costs associated with the nearly 11 million unwelcomed guests within their borders. This paper examines the current legislative efforts in Arizona and eight other states intended to curb illegal immigration.

Keywords: illegal immigration; immigration law; immigration reforms; undocumented aliens; illegal aliens; undocumented workers; state reforms; federal laws; state legislation; United States Congress; USA; economic costs; social costs; Arizona; Georgia; Minnesota; Mississippi; Nebraska; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; South Carolina; Utah; public law; public policy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPLAP.2013.051013

International Journal of Public Law and Policy, 2013 Vol.3 No.1, pp.43 - 62

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 10 Dec 2012 *

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