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Unsettled AmericansMetropolitan Context and Civic Leadership for Immigrant Integration$
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John Mollenkopf and Manuel Pastor

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781501702662

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501702662.001.0001

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The Ethnic Mosaic

The Ethnic Mosaic

Immigrant Integration at the Metropolitan Scale

(p.1) 1 The Ethnic Mosaic
Unsettled Americans

John Mollenkopf

Manuel Pastor

Cornell University Press

This chapter briefly explores the geographic (and temporal) diversity in attitudes toward immigrants within American states and localities. While the federal government has the formal responsibility for determining how many immigrants come into the country and for preventing those who lack permission from entering, it falls to local and regional jurisdictions to frame the living experience of immigrants. In this context, local and regional coalitions of civil leaders set the political tone for whether localities welcome new immigrant populations or resist their presence. Thus the chapter presents the scope, methodology, and thematic elements underlying the different studies undertaken in this volume.

Keywords:   immigrants, immigration, local jurisdictions, regional jurisdictions, immigrant living experiences, new immigrant populations, immigrant integration

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