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The Shifting Politics of Immigration Reform

Wroe, Andrew (2007) The Shifting Politics of Immigration Reform. In: Davies, Philip and Morgan, Iwan, eds. America's Americans: Population Issues in U.S. Society and Politics. Institute for the Study of the Americas, London, UK, pp. 263-287. ISBN 978-1-900039-79-6. (KAR id:8241)


The aim of this chapter is to chart how the politics of immigration reform has changed over the late 1990s and early 2000s. It explores the anti-immigrant episode of the 1990s, examining the reasons for its rise, focusing in particular on the political calculus of key Republican politicians who chose to use the immigration issue for electoral gain. It will also explain how that calculus changed as the Latino population grew and become more politicized in the new century.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Immigration, Illegal Immigration, Proposition 187, Pete Wilson, George W. Bush
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JK Political institutions and public administration (United States)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1 United States local history
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Andrew Wroe
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2008 15:48 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:46 UTC
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