Immigrant Integration and Institutional Attachments in an Era of Enforcement

Awarded Scholars:
Molly Dondero, American University
Claire Altman, University of Missouri
Project Date:
Mar 2020
Award Amount:

Dondero and Altman will investigate how U.S. immigration policy and enforcement shape immigrant attachments to social, economic, and political institutions. By examining immigrant attachments to surveilling institutions such as the financial, healthcare, and public assistance systems, and non-surveilling institutions such as religious, civic, or service organizations they will test the hypothesis that restrictive policy and enforcement climates lead to less engagement with U.S. institutions.


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