Anomalies Abound in the Economics of Illegal Immigration

— The three-dimensional interface among illegal aliens, the labor market, and government programs contains a number of anomalies, some good public policy and some not. As a mini-project I have collected these anomalies and listed them as useful public policy in bold face and bad public policy in italics. The bold face situations, such as illegals’ coverage by the minimum wage, are useful to society because, while they seem to grant a boon to the illegals, what they do more fundamentally is to run up the costs of hiring such workers, which one hopes will discourage employers from using them. [Read More]