OJPS  Vol.3 No.4 , October 2013
Voter Beliefs, Electoral Concerns and Undocumented Migration

If voters underestimate the benefits that immigrants bring to their country, policy makers need to campaign for suboptimal migration levels in order to win elections. Once in power, they face a trade-off between keeping electoral promises by restricting immigration and stimulating the economy by favoring immigration. One solution to this trade-off may be maintaining high barriers to legal migration, while keeping a blind eye on undocumented migration.

Cite this paper
Berlinschi, R. and Squicciarini, M. (2013) Voter Beliefs, Electoral Concerns and Undocumented Migration. Open Journal of Political Science, 3, 143-145. doi: 10.4236/ojps.2013.34020.
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