Title

Immigration and Security—Post 9/11 United States

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2018

Publication Title

Perspectives on Global Development and Technology

DOI

10.1163/15691497-12341488

ISSN

1569-1497

Abstract

This article explores the changing relationship between immigration and security in the post-9/11 United States. When it comes to immigration before 9/11, security was not the overarching concern in the US; rather, the focus was on economic interest, skilled and unskilled labor, family reunification, etc. However, immediately after 9/11, security became indisputably prioritized. In fact, September 11 changed the way Americans started to look at security, and this led to a thickening of the balance between the two.

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