Understanding Immigration and Policy Change from a Mathematical Perspective
Every year nearly 300,000 Mexican people cross the border into the United States. This paper is a discussion of the effect of changes in United States policy on Mexican immigration rates. Using three separate compartmental models, we look at Mexican immigration as a whole and conclude immigration is inevitable; a model of the effect of quotas on illegal Mexican immigration; and the effect of the Patriot Act.
Wilbert Fern'andez Cuevas, Arizona State University
Genevieve-Yvonne Toutain, Simon's Rock College of Bard
Darío Alberto Varela, Arizona State University