Immigration 1981: The U.S. Debate

Martin P (1981). Immigration 1981: The U.S. Debate. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-81-129


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In 1978 the U.S. Congress created the Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy (SCIRP) to review the country's immigration policy and to recommend actions that should be taken by the government regarding immigration. After two years of study, the commission recommended more enforcement of immigration laws, amnesty for current undocumented aliens, and a reassessment of the refugee problem. This paper reviews SCIRP's findings and discusses several proposals presented by President Reagan in 1981.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:49
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2018 11:46

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