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Trading Barriers: Immigration and the Remaking of Globalization

Margaret E. Peters


Why have countries increasingly restricted immigration even when they have opened their markets to foreign competition through trade or allowed their firms to move jobs overseas? This book argues that the increased ability of firms to produce anywhere in the world combined with growing international competition due to lowered trade barriers has led to greater limits on immigration. The book explains that businesses relying on low-skill labor have been the major proponents of greater openness to immigrants. Immigration helps lower costs, making these businesses more competitive at home and abro ... More

Keywords: immigration policy, international competition, immigrants, low-skill labor, international economy, anti-immigrant groups, trade

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780691174488
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691174488.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Margaret E. Peters, author