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By the Time I Get to Arizona: Estimating the Impact of the Legal Arizona Workers Act on Migrant Outflows

Wayne Liou and Timothy Halliday

No 2016-9, Working Papers from University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Abstract: In 2007, the State of Arizona passed the Legal Arizona Workers Act (LAWA) which required all employers to verify the legal status of all prospective employees. Replicating existing results from the literature, we show that LAWA displaced about 40,000 Mexican-born people from Arizona. About 25% of these displaced persons relocated to New Mexico indicating that LAWA had externalities on adjoining states.

Keywords: Migration (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J61 J68 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 11 pages
Date: 2016-06
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