Immigration, local policy, and national identity in the suburban United States

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This article examines four local immigration policies in the Chicago and Washington DC metropolitan areas to explain how suburbs justify their policy positions. It shows that these suburban communities rely on conceptions of American identity and the ‘American Dream’ in support of their policies, but leverage these tropes in vastly different ways depending on the broader strategic purposes of the policies. These divergent suburban immigration policies both challenge traditional notions of suburban political and cultural homogeneity and reveal how such heterogeneity has produced a distinct unevenness in contemporary local policy responses to undocumented immigration within metropolitan regions.

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Article de périodique

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Urban geography, issn : 0272-3638, 2014, vol. 35, n°. 4, p. 508-529, nombre de pages : 22, Références bibliographiques : 3 p.

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Pays édition : Etats-Unis, Silver Spring, MD, Winston

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