Since 1960 more than three million U.S. visas have been issued to immigrants from the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico and perhaps as many persons have entered the United States illegally. In this pioneering symposium volume, five analysts discuss how U.S. policies affecting western hemisphere immigration have been shaped by broader foreign policy considerations, usually related to bilateral U.S. relations with specific sending countries, and how inter-American relations have in turn been affected by the migration issue. In his concluding essay editor Mitchell discusses practical and ethical implications arising from the interaction between immigration issues and broader foreign policy priorities.
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