Immigration News Blog
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Prince William County Case Study: Immigrants, Politics, and Local Response in Suburban WashingtonPrince William County Case Study: Immigrants, Politics, and Local Response in Suburban Washington
The failure of federal immigration reform in 2007 has reverberated in some fast-growing local areas, including in Virginia’s Prince William County—where community leaders and residents successfully organized to pressure county government to crack down on illegal immigration. Following these trends for a year, Audrey Singer, Jill Wilson and Brooke DeRenzis have completed a case study of the local, regional, and ultimately, national factors that led Prince William County to adopt new policies toward unauthorized immigrants.
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