Immigration Federalism


Immigration Federalism: State and Local Policies

States and localities in the United States are playing an ever-increasing role in immigration regulation, on matters ranging from enforcement to the provision of benefits and identity documents. We are compiling a list of policy reports and academic research on this topic, with a state and local policy database forthcoming in January 2016.


Policy Reports

IMMIGRATION RESEARCH GROUP (UCR)

Karthick Ramakrishnan and Allan Colbern. The California Package: Immigrant Integration and the Evolving Nature of State Citizenship. (2015)


CALIFORNIA IMMIGRANT POLICY CENTER

The California Blueprint: Two Decades of Pro-Immigrant Transformation. (2015)


CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS

Karthick Ramakrishnan and Pratheepan Gulasekaram. Understanding Immigration Federalism in the United States. (2014)


CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF IMMIGRANT INTEGRATION (USC)

Manuel Pastor, Rhonda Ortiz, Vanessa Carter, Justin Scoggins, and Anthony Perez. California Immigrant Integration Scorecard. (2012)


MIGRATION POLICY INSTITUTE

Sarah Hooker, Margie McHugh, and Angelo Mathay. Lessons from the Local Level: DACA’s Implementation and Impact on Education and Training Success. (2015)


PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS

Deciding Who Drives: State Choices Surrounding Unauthorized Immigrants and Driver’s Licenses. (2015)


URBAN INSTITUTE

Julia Gelatt, Hamutal Bernstein, and Heather Koball. Uniting the Patchwork: Measuring State and Local Immigrant Contexts. (2015)


Academic Work

Pratheepan Gulasekaram and Karthick Ramakrishnan. The New Immigration Federalism (Cambridge University Press, 2015)

Peter Markowitz. Undocumented No More: The Power of State Citizenship (Stanford Law Review, 2014)

Cristina Rodriguez. The Significance of the Local in Immigration Federalism (Michigan Law Review, 2008)

Monica Varsanyi, editor. Taking Local Control: Immigration Policy Activism in U.S. Cities and States (Stanford University Press, 2010)