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Lessons from the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act
Magnus Lofstrom, Sarah Bohn, and Steven Raphael

March 2011

Arizona’s unauthorized immigrant population shrank after employers were required to verify workers' legal status with the federal E-Verify system. The 2007 law also pushed a substantial number of unauthorized immigrants into self-employment. The study estimates that from 2008 to 2009 Arizona’s population of unauthorized immigrants of working age fell by about 17 percent, or about 92,000 people, as a result of the Legal Arizona Workers Act (LAWA).

This research was supported with funding from the Russell Sage Foundation.