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Why Does Immigration Divide America? Public Finance and Political Opposition to Open Borders
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September 2005
ISBN Paper 0-88132-400-0
104 pp.

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Why Does Immigration Divide America? Public Finance and Political Opposition to Open Borders


by Gordon H. Hanson

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Immigration is an issue capable of dividing otherwise like-minded people. Identify a group whose members tend to agree on political issues—liberals, conservatives, isolationists, internationalists, environmentalists, free marketers—and one will tend to find that within the group there is no strong majority opinion about US immigration policy. This important new book examines how public finance shapes individual preferences towards immigration policy in the United States.

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Preface

Executive Summary

Acknowledgments

1. Introduction [pdf]

2. US Immigration and Recent Immigration Trends

3. Immigrant Demands on Public Benefits

4. Public Preferences on Immigration Policy

5. Reforming US Immigration Policy [pdf]

References

Index