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Pathways to Support for Integrationist Immigration Policymaking among U.S.-born Whites: Testing the Deprovincialization Hypothesis of the Intergroup Contact Theory and the Role of Latino Immigrant Threat Perception

Abstract Nearly 11 million immigrants in the United States, three-quarters of which are Latino, lack legal authorization to live and work in the country; nonetheless, the majority of these individuals have resided in the U.S. for a decade or more and have profound social, emotional, cultural, and economic ties to the country (Passel & Cohn, 2018). Despite being deeply embedded in their communities, the dominant policy response involves increased immigration enforcement and advancing a hostile socio-political context (Gulasekaram & Ramakishnan, 2015). This policy approach comes at a great cost to immigrant and Latino communities throughout the U.S. and is largely ineffective. Accordingly, many advocates and stakeholders, including the Nati... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Kiehne, Elizabeth (Author) / Becerra, David (Advisor) / Stalker, Katie C. (Committee member) / Androff, David K. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social work / Anti-immigrant policymaking / Ethnocentrism / Immigrant integration / Immigrant rights / Intergroup contact / Latino threat narrative
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 198 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Social Work 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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