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Welcoming new Americans? : local governments and immigrant incorporation

Author: Abigail Fisher Williamson
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Even as Donald Trump's election has galvanized anti-immigration politics, many local governments have welcomed immigrants, some even going so far as to declare their communities "sanctuary cities" that will limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities. But efforts to assist immigrants are not limited to large, politically liberal cities. Since the 1990s, many small to mid-sized cities and towns across the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Abigail Fisher Williamson
ISBN: 9780226572796 022657279X
OCLC Number: 1046977528
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
Part 1: Local government responses to immigrants. Municipal responses across four new immigrant destinations --
Municipal responses nationwide: frequent inaction, substantial accommodation, rare restriction --
Part 2: Explaining local government responses to immigrants. Federal policies, national politics, and local understanding of immigrants --
Beyond bureaucrats: elected and appointed officials' incentives for accommodation --
The civil rights legacy, external scrutiny, and reining in restrictive response --
Part 3: Local government responses and consequences for immigrant incorporation. The select few: municipal accommodation and elite collaboration --
Municipal accommodation: generating welcome or backlash? --
Responsibility: Abigail Fisher Williamson.
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A ground-level account of how local governments around the country are stepping into the breach left by national anti-immigrant policies and are crafting policies of their own to welcome immigrants.  Read more...


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