Graduation Year

Spring 2014

Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Reader 1

Andrew Busch

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This research seeks to address the void in legal and political immigration scholarship discussing the role of immigration legislation emerging from subnational governments. By questioning the social attitudes and policies that have emerged on the local level, this research takes a steps towards asking why do states enact immigration policies, what types of policies do subnational governments enact and is there a historical trend within the types of policies that these governments establish.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.