Recent Shifts in the Volume, Nature, and Scope of State Immigration Policies in the United States

Migration Letters

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Title Recent Shifts in the Volume, Nature, and Scope of State Immigration Policies in the United States
Creator Pierotte, Lisa Marie
Xie, Min
Baumer, Eric
Subject Social Sciences
immigration legislation; federalism; immigration control; immigration integration; policy research
Description We conducted a comprehensive categorization of state-level immigration policies from 20052014 and described for this period the nature of growth in state-level legislative activity, the ideological directions of the policies pursued, the breadth of topic areas covered, and the influences of states geographical location, political party orientation, and historical experiences with immigration. Our assessment shows that while all states actively participated in this area of policy expansion, there also is substantial state-level variation in the underlying principles of implementation. Furthermore, past and current experiences with immigration and political party control of state legislatures, rather than proximity to the U.S. border, shaped the respective policy agendas adopted by states.
Publisher Transnational Press London
Contributor National Science Foundation (Awards No. 1625730 and 1625698)
Russell Sage Foundation (Award #93-16-07)
Date 2018-04-29
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

Research Paper
Format application/pdf
Source Migration Letters; Vol 15, No 2 (2018): SI: Immigration and Crime; 266-283
Language eng

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