Friday, October 20, 2017
I am live blogging at the Immigration Law & Resistance symposium at UC Davis School of Law today. The second panel was on The Economics of Immigration:
- Shayak Sarkar, UC Davis School of Law, Moderator and Commentator
- Howard Chang, University of Pennsylvania Law School, “The Economics of Immigration Reform.” Professor Chang analyzed the negative economic impacts of the RAISE Act, which would reduce family visas, adopt a "merit" visa system, and cut legal immigration by one-half.
- Giovanni Peri and Annie Hines, UC Davis Department of Economics, “Do Deportations Affect Local Economies?: Analyzing U.S. States 1992-2015.” Professor Peri offered an economic analysis showing the lack of the economic benefits to U.S. citizens of increased deportation efforts.
- Grace Chang, UC Santa Barbara, “Anti-Trafficking and Migrant Rights Movements: Whither the Connections?" Professor Chang critically looks cat the criminalization of immigrant workers, with a particular focus on the recent tragedy in San Antonio with deaths of many migrants being trafficked.
Professors Shayak Sarkar and Giovanni Peri
Professor Howard Chang