Front Cover

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Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. i-vi

Table of Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Preface to the Paperback Edition

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pp. ix-xii

...over how to handle everything from border security and deportation to immigrant integration. A number want tougher enforcement at the country’s border with Mexico, while others believe a pathway to citizenship must...

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Prefact to the Original Edition

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pp. xiii-xxiv

...public affairs job at the U.S. State Department in Munich. I expected her entry would be easy because of the timeworn Statue of Liberty narrative about America valuing immigrant contributions. The United States emphasizes...

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The Costs and Benefits of Immigration

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pp. 1-20

...These native-borns fear that non-Englishspeaking foreigners who move to the United States—legally or illegally—and do not integrate into mainstream social and political life are threatening to erase our culture’s distinctive character. Part of this anxiety is rooted in ethnocentrism...

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Competing Policy Principles

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pp. 21-40

...the Mexican border, authorities will not have adequate resources to promote faster administrative processing of visa applications or to provide legal counsel to immigrants facing deportation hearings. Politically, it is difficult to build coalitions that maximize all these goals because different...

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Overcoming Particularistic Politics

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pp. 41-64

...People commonly question motives, disparage opponents, and make jingoistic arguments when analyzing the nature of immigration policy in the United States, making it hard to address political controversies meaningfully. A substantial number of Americans...

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Problematic Media Coverage

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pp. 65-86

...mechanisms. For example, news coverage of minority groups that relies on stereotypes can activate preexisting negative attitudes, leading people to harsher assessments than otherwise would be the case. At other times, media effects occur by priming attitudes or affecting what people consider...

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Shifting Public Opinion

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pp. 87-106

...newly freed African American slaves. The Know-Nothings, active in the 1840s and 1850s, believed immigrants and Roman Catholics presented a threat to American values. At one time or another, the Irish, the Italians, eastern Europeans, Latin Americans, Africans, and Asians...

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Porous Borders and Unequal Justice

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pp. 107-125

...urban case studies, they demonstrate the gap between the abstract principles enacted by legislators in Washington, D.C., and local implementation of those principles in Oakland, California. When money from President Lyndon Johnson’s...

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The Einstein Principle

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pp. 126-154

...That is a noble and virtuous goal, but such a strong emphasis on one policy objective slights competing principles such as economic development, international competitiveness, and technological innovation. Immigration policy...

Notes

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pp. 155-174

Index

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pp. 175-182

Back Cover

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