Immigration Policy at the Subnational Level In North America: Quebec and Georgia In Comparative Perspective

  • Richard Vengroff Professor of political science at Kennesaw State University and Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in North American Integration at Carleton University, Ottawa
Keywords: immigration, integration, Canada, U.S., naturalization, MIPEX.

Abstract

One of the fundamental goals of immigration policy is the “integration” of new immigrants, which reaches its fullest success with naturalization. Most integration efforts take place at the subnational level. I use case studies of Georgia and Quebec to identify indicators and patterns that can be applied to the comparative study of immigration policy in Canadian provinces, U.S. American states and meso-level governmental units around the world. I believe my analysis captures some of the broad range of variation in immigration policy between Canadian and U.S. jurisdictions and helps us to assess the comparative success in terms of naturalization.
Published
2013-12-19
How to Cite
Vengroff, R. (2013). Immigration Policy at the Subnational Level In North America: Quebec and Georgia In Comparative Perspective. Norteamérica, Revista Académica Del CISAN-UNAM, 8(3). https://doi.org/10.20999/nam.2013.c006
Section
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES