CONTROLLING IRREGULAR MIGRATION: THE CHALLENGE OF WORKSITE ENFORCEMENT

There are 11 million illegal residents and 7 million unauthorized workers in the United States today. In light of the failure of a policy of border enforcement alone, many experts are returning to the viewpoint that worksite enforcement is also necessary to control irregular migration. The project investigated data and expert opinion on issues of verification and identification; employment discrimination based on national origin or citizenship status; the enforcement of employer sanctions and labor standards; and the organizational capacity, staffing, financial resources and institutional arrangements required to carry out worksite enforcement. 

This project resulted in a number of publications, including:

Controlling Irregular Migration: the Challenge of Worksite Enforcement (September 2007) by Micah Bump, Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Susan F. Martin, and B. Lindsay Lowell

Worksite Solutions to Unauthorized Migration (October 2007) by Susan F. Martin, B. Lindsay Lowell, and Micah Bump