Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149452
Authors: 
Orrenius, Pia M.
Zavodny, Madeline
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of Migration [ISSN:] 2193-9039 [Volume:] 5 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 5 [Pages:] 1-17
Abstract: 
During the 2000s, several states adopted laws requiring employers to verify new employees' eligibility to work legally in the USA. This study uses data from the 2005-2014 American Community Survey to examine how such laws affect unauthorized immigrants' locational choices. The results indicate that having an E-Verify law reduces the number of less-educated prime-age immigrants from Mexico and Central America-immigrants who are likely to be unauthorized-living in a state. We find evidence that some new migrants are diverted to other states, but also suggestive evidence that some alreadypresent migrants leave the country entirely.
Subjects: 
Illegal immigration
Undocumented immigrants
Enforcement
E-Verify
JEL: 
J15
J61
J68
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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