Els de Graauw

Els de Graauw
City University of New York - Bernard M. Baruch College | Baruch College · Department of Political Science

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In this editorial, we highlight the crucial but understudied role of mayors in migration issues, especially as it relates to responding to the challenges posed by the local reception and integration of refugees, asylum seekers, and undocumented immigrants. Drawing on key findings from this issue's nine articles that analyse mayoral leadership on mi...
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This article analyses immigrant sanctuary policies and practices in San Francisco between 1985 and 2018 to theorise about the role of mayors in developing, defending, and adjusting city efforts to shield undocumented immigrants from federal immigration authorities. Drawing on assorted qualitative data, it makes the case that the multilevel context...
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This article explains how bureaucratic inertia and resistance to accommodating immigrants were overcome in Amsterdam and New York City. Scholarship on ‘immigrant bureaucratic incorporation’ is based largely on research conducted in U.S. suburban and rural areas and tends to highlight the importance of bureaucrats’ professional ethos – at times ampl...
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National labor unions in the United States have formally supported undocumented immigrants since 2000. However, drawing on 69 interviews conducted between 2012 and 2016 with union and immigrant rights leaders, this article offers a locally grounded account of how union solidarity with undocumented immigrants has varied notably across the country. W...
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With the US federal government more aggressive in its efforts to find, detain, and deport undocumented immigrants, certain government officials in American cities have promoted urban citizenship for undocumented immigrants in their jurisdictions. Often acting on demands from community organisations, these activist city officials have developed poli...
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This paper examines how metropolitan contexts of reception shaped immigrants’ experiences of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Drawing on interviews with 32 DACA applicants in metro Houston, we analyze how respondents thought about DACA in relation to their safety and sense of belonging, as well as their educational pathway...
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Immigrants Under Threat: Risk and Resistance in Deportation Nation. By Greg Prieto. New York: New York University Press, 2018. 256 pp., $28 (Paper) - Els de Graauw
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Handcuffs and Chain Link: Criminalizing the Undocumented in America. By Benjamin Gonzalez O’Brien. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018. 192p. $30.00 cloth. - Volume 17 Issue 1 - Els de Graauw
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The historic immigrant mobilisations of 2006 have reinvigorated public debates about immigration in the United States and the role of the labour movement in advancing immigrant rights. Prior research has highlighted why the U.S. labour movement officially declared solidarity with immigrant workers in 2000, but how has this new commitment played out...
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Supporting and investing in the integration of immigrants and their children is critically important to US society. Successful integration contributes to the nation?s economic vitality, its civic and political health, and its cultural diversity. But although the United States has a good track record on immigrant integration, outcomes could be bette...
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Supporting and investing in the integration of immigrants and their children is critically important to US society. Successful integration contributes to the nation's economic vitality, its civic and political health, and its cultural diversity. But although the United States has a good track record on immigrant integration, outcomes could be bette...
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This chapter examines the case of New York, with a comparison between the welcoming actions of the city government and conflicts and hostilities in an outer suburb. It suggests that the variation between central city and suburb demonstrates several key lessons: the importance of a heritage of celebrating immigration to setting a regional tone; the...
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More than half of the 41 million foreign-born individuals in the United States today are noncitizens, half have difficulty with English, a quarter are undocumented, and many are poor. As a result, most immigrants have few opportunities to make their voices heard in the political process. Nonprofits in many cities have stepped into this gap to promo...
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This article examines how the urban context, rather than national or regional context, shapes local immigrant integration policies. We draw on the integration experiences of four large European and American cities—Berlin, Amsterdam, New York City, and San Francisco—to develop a basic inductive framework for explaining when and why city officials en...
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This article examines the role of immigrant-serving nonprofit organizations in making city bureaucracies more accommodating of immigrants' needs. Scholarship highlights the importance of bureaucrats' professional norms and agencies' inclusive missions in this process of “immigrant bureaucratic incorporation,” but this article shows that these facto...
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Proposals to re‐empower the U.S. labor movement emphasize the importance of unions to work in coalition with community nonprofits at the local level. An extensive literature analyzes how such cross‐organizational collaborations have benefitted unions, such as in their fights to prevent plant closures, to establish or renew union contracts, to organ...
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We argue that scholars of immigrant integration should pay more attention to immigrants' ‘civic visibility’ among local government officials, organisations and other residents. To document and analyse immigrants' civic visibility, we examine coverage of the Vietnamese and Indian communities in newspapers in San Jose, Boston, Vancouver and Toronto f...
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This article examines the municipal ID card programs in New Haven and San Francisco. With a municipal ID card, undocumented immigrants can access basic city services and identify themselves with police and other city officials. The article draws on twenty-eight interviews with key stakeholders to show that city officials navigated the conflicting d...
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How is the political participation of Asian immigrant communities portrayed by local mainstream media? How does coverage vary over time, by immigrant group, and by host country? This article examines the civic presence of Indian and Vietnamese immigrants in Boston, San Jose, Toronto, and Vancouver from 1985 to 2005. We measure civic presence using...
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The authors argue that taken-for-granted notions of deservingness and legitimacy among local government officials affect funding allocations for organizations serving disadvantaged immigrants, even in politically progressive places. Analysis of Community Development Block Grant data in the San Francisco Bay Area reveals significant inequality in gr...
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The focus on undocumented immigrants in contemporary U.S. immigration debates, often at the expense of other immigration issues, has led to an illegality trap. This situation has serious negative consequences for both U.S. immigration policy and immigrants, including an overwhelming emphasis on enforcement; legislative gridlock and the failure of c...
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This essay explores how the issues around immigration—and particularly undocumented immigration—have evolved since the enactment of the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, and how immigration has changed U.S. politics in significant and often unexpected ways. In particular the essay explores five themes: 1) the failure of comprehensive immigra...
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Newcomers, Outsiders, and Insiders: Immigrants and American Racial Politics in the Early Twenty-first Century. By SchmidtRonaldSr., Alex-AssensohYvette M., AokiAndrew L., and HeroRodney E.. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2009. 336p. $25.95. - Volume 10 Issue 1 - Els de Graauw
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This article discusses the prospects for immigration reform under the new Obama Administration. The failure of the U.S. Congress in 2006 and 2007 to reform the immigration system in a comprehensive manner now creates the opportunity for President Obama to provide leadership on the issue. But what is likely to happen and where are pressures for immi...
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Note to readers: I am submitting for your consideration an early version of a book chapter. The book that I am working on considers the role of immigrant-serving nonprofits as public policy advocates in the local politics of immigrant integration in San Francisco. This chapter discusses one policy case study (on Francisco's Municipal ID Ordinance)...
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Els de Graauw, François Vergniolle de Chantal, The Challenges of Immigration Reform for the Obama Administration: Between National Pragmatism and Subna -tional Pressures This article discusses the prospects for immigration reform under the new Obama Administration. The failure of the U.S. Congress in 2006 and 2007 to reform the immigration system i...
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Throughout American history, the religious, charitable, and educational organizations that constitute the category of 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations have been important providers of services to the poor and other disadvantaged populations in American society. Three developments in the four decades since the Immigration and Nationality Act of 196...

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