Volume 5 Issue 2 2009


Mahmuda Khatun
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Sharmeen Ahmed
School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Independent University of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Abstract Economic superpower USA receives a large number of illegal immigration each year. The main dilemma is the USA needs illegal immigration for continuing activities of the country, but a section of citizens does not share liberal views. They blame that illegal immigrants are curtailing many of the facilities that they used to enjoy. As a result, four major categories of policies have been implemented with anti-immigration sentiments. Interestingly, the policies that have been taken to reduce the flow of illegal immigration are not meant to stop illegal immigration. This paper try understands the public and private interest dilemma in the context of immigration policies starting from 1790. Moreover, a critical examination of the problem raised a serious question of whether the US has ever took a serious effort to stop illegal immigration. Do police playing hide and seek with illegal immigrants?
Keywords Immigration, immigration policies, illegal immigrants
Year 2009
Volume 5
Issue 2
Type Short Report
Recognized by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, HEC
Category "Y"
Journal Name IBT Journal of Business Studies
Publisher Name ILMA University
Jel Classification -
ISSN no (E, Electronic) 2409-6520
ISSN no (P, Print) 2416-8393
Country Pakistan
City Karachi
Institution Type University
Journal Type Open Access
Manuscript Processing Blind Peer Reviewed
Format PDF
Paper Link
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