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Welcoming New Americans?: Local Governments and Immigrant Incorporation

Abigail Fisher Williamson


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. 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. This book explores why and how local governments are taking steps to ac ... More

Keywords: immigration, local government, immigrant, new immigrant destination, intergovernmental relations, immigrant incorporation, integration, municipal, urban politics, backlash

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226572512
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226572796.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Abigail Fisher Williamson, author
Trinity College