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Let the People Go

The Problem With Strict Migration Limits

Authors: Michael Clemens, and Justin Sandefur
January/February 2014
Foreign Affairs


On May 29, 2013, British immigration officers raided the Alternative Tuck Shop, a café just down the road from Oxford University's economics department, where South Asian and Middle Eastern employees serve tea, scones, and sandwiches. The agents seized two young men, one from Bangladesh and one from Algeria, under suspicion of working in the United Kingdom without authorization.

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