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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 Cases in Context

The Cases in Context

Data and Destinies in Seven Metropolitan Areas

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Unsettled Americans

Manuel Pastor

John Mollenkopf

Cornell University Press

This chapter offers a brief history of immigration trends in the United States and how the various flows have intersected with the question of regional receptivity, making its spatial variation an important topic of research. Using historical and recently released U.S. census data, it details the nature of immigrant flows to the central cities and suburbs of the seven metropolitan regions and contrasts them with the native-stock populations. The chapter highlights the importance of the specific mixes of immigrants and native-born populations in particular contexts of reception—especially in terms of continuity of flows, socioeconomic status, national origin, and likely undocumented status—and the political implications of the resulting “demographic distance” between the new immigrants and the native-born populations. The chapter also highlights differences between central cities and inner and outer suburbs in all the cases.

Keywords:   immigration trends, regional receptivity, spatial variation, reception contexts, central cities, inner suburbs, outer suburbs

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