Trade-Offs in Immigration Enforcement. Migration Policy Institute. Elizabeth Collett and Will Somerville. January 2014.
Policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic confront significant constraints in addressing the population of unauthorized migrants, not least with respect to insufficient resources to tackle illegal migration and legal frameworks that protect individuals regardless of their residence status. The report explores the trade-offs that policymakers face with respect to comprehensive enforcement efforts, which often have adverse consequences in related policy domains, such as public health and safety. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
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