Immigration Reform: An Intergovernmental Imperative

Source: Nadia Rubaii-Barrett, ICMA, January 2009

From the summary:
The report discusses
the positive and negative impacts on the United States of an increasing
rate of immigration, the disadvantages of the current piecemeal
approach to policy, and the pressing need for viable policies and
practices that address these issues. Based on comprehensive primary and
secondary research, including a survey of more than 500 professional
local government administrators that was administered in the summer of
2008, the report guides the reader through a brief history of U.S.
immigration policies at the local and national levels.  The report also
provides detailed information on immigration practices, including a
series of abbreviated case studies of more than a dozen communities,
which reflect the range of experiences shared by local government
management professionals.

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