Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125307
Authors: 
Orrenius, Pia
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2014 [Issue:] 81
Abstract: 
Border enforcement of immigration laws attempts to raise the costs of illegal immigration, while interior enforcement also lowers the benefits. Border and interior enforcement therefore reduce the net benefits of illegal immigration and should lower the probability that an individual will decide to migrate. While some empirical studies find that border and interior enforcement serve as significant deterrents to illegal immigration, immigration enforcement is costly and carries significant unintended consequences, such as an increase in fraudulent and falsified documents and rising border death rates as migrants undertake more dangerous crossings.
Subjects: 
illegal immigration
border enforcement
interior enforcement
JEL: 
J15
J61
K37
K42
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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