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№125: The Evolution of U.S. Immigration Policy: Implications for Poland
№125: The Evolution of U.S. Immigration Policy: Implications for Poland

Author(s): Piotr Plewa
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Social Sciences, Sociology, Migration Studies
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: migration; USA; Mexico; Poland
Summary/Abstract: Over the course of the last 50 years, migration to the United States has transformed from Europeanto Latin American, and predominantly Mexican. Increased legal migration from Latin America has beencoupled with increased unauthorised entries from the region. The major challenges facing U.S.policymakers concern their ability to prevent unauthorised entries and the repatriation or integration ofthose already in the country. With decreased legal and unauthorised immigration rates, Poland has lostthe potential to affect U.S. migration policymaking. Hence, it is worthwhile to assess whether thelimited benefits stemming from visa-free travel to the U.S. would justify the increase in invested politicalcapital required to secure one of Poland’s traditional foreign policy goals.

  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English