United States: Prospects for Reform of Immigration Legislation

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2014-3-3-12

G. Nikol'skaya, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO RAN), 23 Profsoyuznaya Str., Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation (galina-nic@mail.ru)

Abstract. The article analyzes major provisions of the comprehensive immigration reform bill approved by the Senate in June 2013. Author explores factors that have led to the need for overhaul of the immigration legislation. The article notes that the bill has been a subject of intense political struggle. Author examines the potential economic, social and demographic impact of the discussed reform.

Keywords: immigration reform, border security, illegal immigrants, high-skilled specialists, low-skilled workers, global market, temporary employment, federal budget

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Nikol'skaya G. United States: Prospects for Reform of Immigration Legislation. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2014, no. 3, pp. 3-12. https://doi.org/10.20542/0131-2227-2014-3-3-12

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