Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

Endnotes: Policy Advocacy: U.S. Immigration Reform

Below are the endnotes from “Policy Advocacy: U.S. Immigration Reform” by Charles Kamasaki (Spring 2014 AQ.)

  1. Maria Enchautegui, “Legalization Programs and the Integration of Unauthorized Immigrants: A Comparison of S. 744 and IRCA,” Journal on Migration and Human Security 2(1) (2014):1; and Muzaffar Chishti and Charles Kamasaki, “IRCA in Retrospect,” Issue Brief, Migration Policy Institute, No. 9, January 2014, endnote 32, for a selected listing of relevant studies.
  1. Robert Lynch and Patria Oakford, “The Economic Effects of Granting Legal Status and Citizenship to Undocumented Immigrants,” Center for American Progress, 2013.
  1. Doris Meissner and Demetrious Papademetriou, The Legalization Countdown: A Third Quarter Assessment, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, February 1988; Cecilia Munoz, Unfinished Business, National Council of La Raza, 1990; David North and Anna Mary Portz, The U.S. Alien Legalization Program, TransCentury Development Associates, June 1989; and Donald Kerwin, “More than IRCA: U.S. Legalization Programs and the Current Policy Debate,” Migration Policy Institute, December 2010.  Other VOLAGs deeply engaged in the IRCA legalization included the American Council for Nationalities Service (now Immigration and Refugee Services of America), Church World Service of the National Council of Churches, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, and World Relief of the National Association of Evangelicals.
  1. Charles Kamasaki, “Preliminary estimates of application assistance costs required for registration of unauthorized immigrants,” National Council of La Raza, Confidential Memorandum, August 21, 2013.
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