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NCJ Number: 235848 Find in a Library
Title: Unwelcomed Immigrants: Experiences With Immigration Officials and Attachment to the United States
Journal: Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice  Volume:27  Issue:3  Dated:August 2011  Pages:299-321
Author(s): Elizabeth Aranda; Elizabeth Vaquera
Date Published: August 2011
Page Count: 23
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In this article, the authors argue that efforts at increased immigration control have consequences for immigrants’ affective attachments to the United States.
Abstract: Based on data from the Immigrant Transnationalism and Modes of Incorporation (ITMI) Survey that was administered to a random sample of South Florida immigrants (N = 1,268), the authors examine qualitatively and quantitatively how immigrants’ negative experiences in the United States with immigration officials, at the point of entry and during their residency in the country, impact their affective attachments to the United States. Examining the effects of negative experiences with immigration officials, both isolated incidents and patterns of treatment, reveals that immigrants with negative experiences are less attached to the United States. The authors suggest that how immigrants are treated in their countries of destination is likely to affect their approaches to other government officials and more broadly, their patterns of incorporation into U.S. society. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Abuse of authority; Attitudes toward authority; Deportation; Ethnic groups; Profiling
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