By Eytan Meyers
A number of experiences discover immigration regulations of person receiving international locations. yet those experiences percentage a number of weaknesses. at first, they're empirically oriented and absence a normal conception. moment, so much research the coverage of unmarried kingdom in the course of a restricted interval, or, in a couple of situations, are contributed volumes reading each one nation individually. often, immigration coverage literature has a tendency to be a-theoretic, to target particular classes and specific international locations, and constitutes an array of discrete bits. This booklet is a reaction to this pattern, delivering a theoretical method of immigration coverage. It explains how governments pick out the variety of immigrants they'll settle for; no matter if to distinguish among quite a few ethnic teams; no matter if to just accept refugees and on what foundation; and no matter if to favour everlasting immigration over migrant staff. The ebook additionally solutions such questions as: How a lot impact do extreme-right events have at the choice of immigration coverage? Why do anti-immigration events and tasks take pleasure in better luck in local-state elections, and within the elections for the ecu Parliament, than in nationwide elections? And less than what conditions does immigration coverage develop into an electoral factor? Meyers attracts on a big selection of resources on migration policy-making and utilizing them derives proposed types in a manner that few others have performed prior to him. furthermore, the booklet interrelates international and household components that together effect executive policy-making on foreign migration in a fashion that is helping to elucidate either spheres. finally, the paintings combines old facts with modern strategies, in a manner that attracts classes from the previous whereas spotting that altering conditions frequently revise governmental responses.
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Population. But the major reason for the growing opposition to immigration was its composition. Whereas the majority of the “old” immigrants came from Western Europe, most of the “new” immigrants came from Eastern and Southern Europe. The British, Scandinavian, and German immigrants, most of them Protestant, were replaced by Russian, Polish, Austo-Hungarian, and Italian immigrants, the majority of whom were Greek-Orthodox, Catholic or Jewish. 11 The turning point in the composition of immigration to the United States occurred in 1897, when, for the first time, “new” immigrants from Southern and Eastern Europe outnumbered the “old” immigrants.
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