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U.S. Immigration Reform and the Migration Dynamics of Mexican Males

Khulan Altangerel () and Jan C. Ours ()
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Khulan Altangerel: Tilburg University
Jan C. Ours: Erasmus University Rotterdam

De Economist, 2017, vol. 165, issue 4, 463-485

Abstract: Abstract The 1986 US Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) was directed at tackling the problem of growing unauthorized migration through legalization of unauthorized immigrants, increasing border security and sanctioning employers who hired unauthorized immigrants. Our paper investigates how the IRCA affected the migration dynamics of male Mexican immigrants focusing on their age of onset of migration and the duration of their first trip. We find that the IRCA reduced unauthorized migration to the US while it does not seem to have had a significant effect on the return rate from the US to Mexico of undocumented male immigrants.

Keywords: Immigration policy; Migrant behavior; Undocumented immigrants (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J61 J68 J15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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