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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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Chill Winds in the Valley of the Sun

Chill Winds in the Valley of the Sun

Immigrant Integration in the Phoenix Region

Chapter:
(p.189) 8 Chill Winds in the Valley of the Sun
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Unsettled Americans
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Doris Marie Provine

Paul G. Lewis

Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501702662.003.0008

This chapter explores a place made famous in the immigration field by an energetic county sheriff who has cracked down on undocumented immigrants. However much this served his political career, this chapter argues, his actions also respond to the sentiments of a native majority made uneasy by the rapid growth of immigrant communities, a significant presence of unauthorized immigrants, and their overwhelmingly Mexican national origin. These conditions have enabled Sheriff Joe Arpaio, among others, to inflame the situation. At the same time, the chapter shows how the larger political response has been enabled by a long-standing metropolitan fragmentation and lack of regional business leadership.

Keywords:   Phoenix, unauthorized immigrants, metropolitan fragmentation, business leadership, undocumented immigrants

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