Immigration crackdowns: federal versus state

Note: This blog post is a little blase about the stock versus flow distinction, namely, the distinction between immigrant numbers (the stock) and net immigration levels (the flow). I didn’t belabor the distinction because I don’t think the distinction was particularly relevant to any of the points I was making, but others might disagree. Here’s … Continue reading Immigration crackdowns: federal versus state

Press/Media and External Coverage

This page includes a non-exhaustive list of prior coverage of Open Borders: The Case in the press and other notable outlets. All are welcome to contact us for media, press or other inquiries. Links to the site as a whole Coverage of launch (March 16, 2012) The closest available site snapshot is for March 18, 2012. Link Author, publisher, … Continue reading Press/Media and External Coverage

How can migrants afford huge smuggling fees? Three answers

Vipul Naik considers three ways that migrants can afford huge smuggling fees: savings, family members already in the destination country, and loans to be repaid through higher earnings after migration. But most potential migrants are deterred by the huge smuggling fees and prefer to stay at home. In this sense, migration restrictions work.

Executive Action, Not Legislative Reform, Is How U.S. Immigration Policy Gets Made Now

The immigration system isn’t broken, it is working as intended. But it needs to be broken; we need to break it.

Selection effects for migrants: some a priori possibilities

This post combines many different threads I’ve explored in earlier posts. Back in July 2013, I wrote a post arguing that it’s important to get a handle on both the quantity and the selectivity of migration. Recently, I wrote a series of blog posts laying out a detailed conceptual framework for the empirical analysis of … Continue reading Selection effects for migrants: some a priori possibilities