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“Illegal” Immigration on the U.S.–Mexico Border: Is It Really a Crisis?

Tony Payan

“Illegal” Immigration on the U.S.–Mexico Border: Is It Really a Crisis? .

Is there an immigration crisis? Considering recent apprehensions of unauthorized immigrants in the context of what has happened over the last 10 years, the data are inconsistent with an immigration crisis — at least a generalized immigration crisis.

William C. Gruben, Research Associate, Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Tony Payan, Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and Director, Mexico Center