The Effects Of Mexican Immigration On The United States

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RUNNING HEAD: IMMIGRATION POLICY Immigration Policy in the United States: The Effects of Immigration on the Legal, Native Workforce Christopher R. Surfus, MBA, MPA Western Michigan University School of Public Affairs and Administration PADM-6840 Management of Public Financial Resources Professor Robert Peters, Ph.D. December 3, 2015 Immigration Policy in the United States: The Effects of Mexican Immigration on the Legal Workforce ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION Immigration policy in the United States has been a facet of the political and policy arena for the past couple decades. However, the issue of illegal immigration and whether or not a wall should be constructed along the southern border of the United States has captivated the political arena. As would be expected, the political side is not always aligned with the policy side because the political side tends to be subjective in rhetoric and decision-making, and the policy side is largely objective in decision-making. The essence of the political view on illegal immigration can be illustrated by observing a recent speech by 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump. According to Key (2015), Ann Coulter introduced Donald Trump at a rally and stated, I love the idea of the Great Wall of Trump. I want to have a two drink minimum. Make it a big world-wide tourist attraction. And everyday live drone shows whenever anyone tries to cross the border. I have not had this much hope
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