The New Immigration Federalism Hardback
Since 2004, the United States has seen a flurry of state and local laws dealing with unauthorized immigrants.
Though initially restrictionist, these laws have recently undergone a dramatic shift toward promoting integration.
How are we to make sense of this new immigration federalism?
What are its causes? And what are its consequences for the federal-state balance of power?
In The New Immigration Federalism, Professors Pratheepan Gulasekaram and S.
Karthick Ramakrishnan provide answers to these questions using a mix of quantitative, historical, and doctrinal legal analysis.
In so doing they refute the popular 'demographic necessity' argument put forward by anti-immigrant activists and politicians.
Instead, they posit that immigration federalism is rooted in a political process that connects both federal and subfederal actors: the Polarized Change Model.
Their model captures not only the spread of restrictionist legislation but also its abrupt turnaround in 2012, projecting valuable insights for the future.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 300 pages, 11 Tables, unspecified; 2 Halftones, unspecified; 2 Line drawings, unspecified
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 15/09/2015
- Category: Constitutional & administrative law
- ISBN: 9781107111967
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