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RAND: Number of Mexican Immigrants Returning Home Dropped During Latest Recession

Fewer Mexican immigrants returned home from the United States during 2008 and 2009 than in the two years prior to the start of the recession, a finding that contradicts the notion that the economic downturn has hastened return migration to Mexico, according to a new RAND Corporation study . The study...

What is IRCA, and What Does It Have To Do with Comprehensive Immigration Reform?

By Nolan Rappaport Former immigration official and congressional staffer Nolan Rappaport explains the lessons of the debate, passage, and results of the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act. Mr. Rappaport points out that advocates of comprehensive immigration reform now must learn from the effects...