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American Public Opinion on Immigration

AMERICAN PUBLIC OPINION ON IMMIGRATION TO THE UNITED STATES: HYPOTHESIS AND ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Five hypotheses are suggested for the investigation of American public opinion on immigration. These hypotheses are as follows:

Support for decreased levels of immigration to the United States is greater among persons who persons who identify themselves are conservative than among persons who describe themselves as liberal.

Support for decreased levels of immigration to the United States is greater among persons who are in non-supervisory work positions than among persons who are in managerial work positions.

Support for decreased levels of immigration to the United States is greater among persons who feel that American values are deteriorating than among persons who feel that American values are strong.

Support for decreased levels of immigration to the United States is greater among persons who oppose free trade in the global economy than among people who support free trade.

Support for decreased levels of immigration to the United States is greater among persons who are paranoid about national security threats than among persons who approach national security issues on a more reasoned basis.

Six sources related to immigration policy in the United States are annotated. These sources cover positions that both support and oppose freer immigration to the United States.

Abdel-Monem, T. (2003, Summer). Foreign nationals in the United States witness security program: A remedy for every wrong? American Criminal Law Review, 40(3), 1235-1269.

Abdel-Monem discusses the use of immigration status by federal law enforcement agencies as a tool to attain their own short-term objectives. He points out that granting preferred immigration status to persons who other would not qualify for such status undermines goals of immigration policy. The practice to which he prefers is granting preferential immigrati

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