- 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 reviews the case for the centrality of interest groups to the politics of immigration in liberal democracies. It focuses on alternative theories that might account for the creation of individual preferences with regard to immigration policies, which incentives and constraints affect the translation of individual preferences into organized groups, how groups seek to influence policy, and how effective they are. This discussion is followed by a review of the American case, and the article concludes with a discussion of research needed to establish the interest group-immigration policy nexus outside the United States.
Gary P. Freeman is Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin.
Stuart M. Tendler is Research Associate In The University Of Texas At Austin Department Of Political Science.
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