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The Resource Welcoming new Americans? : local governments and immigrant incorporation, Abigail Fisher Williamson

Welcoming new Americans? : local governments and immigrant incorporation, Abigail Fisher Williamson

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Welcoming new Americans? : local governments and immigrant incorporation
Title
Welcoming new Americans?
Title remainder
local governments and immigrant incorporation
Statement of responsibility
Abigail Fisher Williamson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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." 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 United States have implemented a range of informal practices that help immigrant populations integrate into their communities. Abigail Fisher Williamson explores why and how local governments across the country are taking steps to accommodate immigrants, sometimes despite serious political opposition. Drawing on case studies of four new immigrant destinations - Lewiston, Maine; Wausau, Wisconsin; Elgin, Illinois; and Yakima, Washington - as well as a national survey of local government officials, she finds that local capacity and immigrant visibility influence whether local governments take action to respond to immigrants. State and federal policies and national political rhetoric shape officials' framing of immigrants, thereby influencing how municipalities respond. Bringing her findings into the present, Williamson explores whether the current trend toward accommodation will continue given Trump's anti-immigration rhetoric and changes in federal immigration policy"--Back cover
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Williamson, Abigail Fisher
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrants
  • Urban policy
  • Municipal government
  • United States
Label
Welcoming new Americans? : local governments and immigrant incorporation, Abigail Fisher Williamson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-376) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Beyond bureaucrats : elected and appointed officials' incentives for accommodation
  • The civil rights legacy, external scrutiny, and reining in restrictive response
  • Part III.
  • Local government responses and consequences for immigrant incorporation.
  • The select few : municipal accommodation and elite collaboration
  • Municipal accommodation : generating welcome or backlash?
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • Part I.
  • Local government responses to immigrants.
  • Municipal responses across four new immigrant destinations
  • Municipal responses nationwide : frequent inaction, substantial accommodation, rare restriction
  • Part II.
  • Explaining local government responses to immigrants.
  • Federal policies, national politics, and local understanding of immigrants
Control code
on1019845719
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 389 pages
Isbn
9780226572659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019845719
Label
Welcoming new Americans? : local governments and immigrant incorporation, Abigail Fisher Williamson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-376) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Beyond bureaucrats : elected and appointed officials' incentives for accommodation
  • The civil rights legacy, external scrutiny, and reining in restrictive response
  • Part III.
  • Local government responses and consequences for immigrant incorporation.
  • The select few : municipal accommodation and elite collaboration
  • Municipal accommodation : generating welcome or backlash?
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • Part I.
  • Local government responses to immigrants.
  • Municipal responses across four new immigrant destinations
  • Municipal responses nationwide : frequent inaction, substantial accommodation, rare restriction
  • Part II.
  • Explaining local government responses to immigrants.
  • Federal policies, national politics, and local understanding of immigrants
Control code
on1019845719
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 389 pages
Isbn
9780226572659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019845719

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