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Immigration Reform and the Browning of America: Tensions, Conflicts and Community Instability

Citation

Johnson, James H., Jr.; Farrell, Walter C., Jr.; & Guinn, Chandra (1997). Immigration Reform and the Browning of America: Tensions, Conflicts and Community Instability. International Migration Review, 31(4), 1055-95.

Abstract

Tensions, conflicts, and community instability associated with heightened immigration - especially of nonwhite immigrant groups - threaten to balkanize America. This article highlights the root causes of the growing opposition to both immigrants and U.S. immigration policy - the nativist backlash, presents a typology of the community-level conflicts that have arisen as a consequence of heightened immigration - legal and illegal - to the United States over the last 30 years, and outlines the conditions under which diversity can be brought to the forefront as one of society's strengths.

URL

http://www.jstor.org/stable/2547424

Notes

Reprinted in book- Record 1340.

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

International Migration Review

Author(s)

Johnson, James H., Jr.
Farrell, Walter C., Jr.
Guinn, Chandra

Year Published

1997

Volume Number

31

Issue Number

4

Pages

1055-95

Reference ID

1078