- Space, Time, and Volition: Dimensions of Migration Theory
- War, Natural Disasters, and Forced Migration
- Beyond Transnationalism: An Alternative Perspective on Immigrants’ Homeland Connections
- Economic Effects of Migration: Receiving States
- Economic Effects of Emigration on Sending Countries
- Effects of Migration: Political Parties
- Immigrant Participation
- The Social Effects of Immigration
- Migration and Culture
- Dimensions of Immigration Policy
- Explaining Migration Policy: Historical Perspectives
- Public Opinion and Populism
- Interest Group Politics and Immigration Policy
- Migration and International Relations
- Segmented Assimilation and the American Experience of Asian Immigrant Children
- Pathways of Incorporation for Immigrant Citizens in the United States: Perspectives on Historical Patterns
- Aliens and People of Color: The Multidimensional Relationship of Immigration Policy and Racial Classification in the United States
- Conceptualizing Transborder Communities
- Gender, Family, and Migration
- Immigration, Crime, and Terrorism
- An Enduring Dilemma: Immigration and Organized Labor in Western Europe and the United States
- Regions and Regionalism
- Migration and Citizenship: Normative Debates
- Poles Apart: The Politics of Illegal Immigration in America
Abstract and Keywords
This article describes the various and evolving definitions of the immigration policy problem and lays out a taxonomy of policy responses. In reviewing the types of immigration and immigrant integration policies being implemented in the United States and other migrant-receiving countries, it also describes contemporary empirical patterns and concludes by reevaluating two hypotheses from previous research: the “convergence” hypothesis, which predicts that diverse migrant-receiving countries are moving toward common policy modes; and the “gap” hypothesis, which predicts a divergence between popular demands for tight migration policies and less restrictive immigration policy outputs and outcomes.
Marc R. Rosenblum is a senior policy analyst at the Migration Policy Institute and associate professor of political science at the University of New Orleans.
Wayne A. Cornelius is Director Emeritus of the University Of California–San Diego Center for Comparative Immigration Studies; Theodore Gildred Distinguished Professor of Political Science and U.S.-Mexican Relations, Emeritus; and Codirector, UCSD Center Of Expertise On Migration and Health.
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