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Dr. Felipe Filomeno on local immigration policy

Research featured on the blog of the Urban Affairs Review

October 27, 2015 10:09 AM
"The migration-development nexus in local immigration policy: Baltimore City and beyond"

Dr. Felipe Filomeno
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

"Challenging the plenary power of national governments over immigration, local governments have increasingly engaged in the control of immigration and in the integration of immigrants in host communities. Because most immigrants live in urban areas, local immigration policies are an important piece of the governance of international migration. They can affect international migration flows, the implementation of national immigration policies, and immigrants’ access to employment, housing and public services. In “The migration-development nexus in local immigration policy: Baltimore City and the Hispanic diaspora”, I offer a theory of local immigration policy that emphasizes the developmental efforts of local governments and immigrant communities."

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