Friday, May 25th, 2018

The Myth of ‘Self-Deportation’

"[E]vidence from studies conducted in states where such enforcement laws
have been enacted shows that immigration restrictionists have gotten it
wrong.  Immigrant population in these states has remained in place and
the predicted exodus never materialized.  Economic factors, rather than
enforcement, have played a far more important role in reducing the rate
of undocumented entry into the United States.  This report uses important research findings from cognitive
psychology and behavioral economics to explain why restrictionists have
gotten it wrong and people do not behave in the “rational” way that
restrictionists expect them to." –