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New PSN Report: The Anti-Immigrant Movement that Failed

Today, the Progressive States Network is releasing a new report: The Anti-Immigrant Movement that Failed: Positive Integration Policies by States Still Far Outweigh Punitive Policies Aimed at New Immigrants.   The Executive Summary is available online, as well as the full report in PDF and HTML format.

The Anti-Immigrant Movement that Failed (full HTML version)

Executive Summary

The Misguided Media Hype over Anti-Immigrant Legislation:  Despite much media hype, the supposed wave of anti-immigrant politics has amounted to a few punitive laws in a handful of states, even as most states have quietly been moving forward with positive, integrative approaches to new immigrants in their communities. 

The Failed Use of Immigration as a "Wedge” Issue:  The current hype around anti-immigrant policies is, unfortunately, about electoral politics.   The media largely fell for the tactics of political opportunists who hoped to use the issue of immigration as a "wedge” issue, much as they have used gay marriage and other social issues to undermine progressive coalitions and support rightwing politicians during elections.  Yet the result has largely been political failure for rightwing politicians trying to play the anti-immigrant political card.   

Report: The Anti-Immigrant Movement that Failed

The Anti-Immigrant Movement that Failed:

Positive Integration Policies by State Governments Still Far Outweigh Punitive Policies Aimed at New Immigrants

A Report by the Progressive States Network

September 2008

The Anti-Immigrant Movement that Failed: Positive Integration Policies by States Still Far Outweigh Punitive Policies

Despite much media hype, the supposed wave of anti-immigrant politics has amounted to a few punitive laws in a handful of states, even as most states have quietly been moving forward with positive, integrative approaches to new immigrants in their communities.

Immigration Policy in the States- Mid-session Developments

Immigration Policy in the States- Mid-session Developments

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

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Research Roundup

With a new website, Truth in Immigration,  the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) has created a national clearinghouse for refuting immigration falsehoods that seeks to "refute legal and factual inaccuracies about immigrants and/or Latinos."

Immigration Policy in the States- Mid-session Developments

Immigration Policy in the States- Mid-session Developments

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

http://www.progre

The Progressive Movement on Immigration in the States

Legislators from across the country came together in D.C. last week to announce the formation of State Legislators for Progressive Immigration Policy, supported by the Progressive States Network's State Immigration Project, to highlight the positive, progressive immigration policies being promoted in states across the country.

State Immigration Project Update - Friday, November 30th, 2007

The Anti-Immigrant Movement that Failed:

Positive Integration Policies by State Governments Still Far Outweigh Punitive Policies Aimed at New Immigrants

A Report by the Progressive States Network

September 2008