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The congressional politics of immigration reform /
James G. Gimpel, James R. Edwards, Jr.
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Boston : Allyn and Bacon, c1999.
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x, 342 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0205282032 (pb)
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Boston : Allyn and Bacon, c1999.
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0205282032 (pb)
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2336220
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 316-333) and index.
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The most comprehensive and up-to-date account of immigration policymaking available, this book presents a detailed account of the move from consensus to controversy regarding immigration policy between the mid-1960's to the late 1990's. Using raw data, interviews with public figures, and a broad understanding of the subject, authors Gimpel and Edwards explore the factors that influence perceptions about immigrants and their place in American society. More than any other book, this volume puts policymakers at the center of the immigration policy discussion. Readers get to know the key members of Congress and what they did to change the population composition of the nation, thereby learning that political outcomes are not the result of impersonal forces but of decisions made by key individuals steeped in the controversy that now surrounds immigration policy. Politicians, sociologists, and lawyers.
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The most comprehensive and up-to-date account of immigration policymaking available, this text presents a detailed account of the move from consensus to controversy regarding immigration policy between the mid-1960's to the late 1990's. Using raw data, interviews with public figures, and a broad understanding of the subject, authors Gimpel and Edwards explore the factors that influence perceptions about immigrants and their place in American society. More than any other text, this volume puts policymakers at the center of the immigration policy discussion. Students get to know the key members of Congress and what they did to affect the population composition of the nation, thereby learning that political outcomes are not the result of impersonal forces but of decisions made by key individuals steeped in the controversy that now surrounds immigration policy.
Table of Contents
Preface
Immigration to the United States: Politics and Policy
Public Opinion and Interest Group Influence
Issues in the Contemporary Immigration Debate on Capitol Hill
The Congressional Politics of Immigration Policy, 1965-1982
The Congressional Politics of Immigration Policy, 1982-1994
Immigration Reform in the 104th Congress
Congress and the Future of Immigration Policy
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