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Beyond The Gateway / Edition 1
     

Beyond The Gateway / Edition 1

by Elzbieta M. Gozdziak, Susan F. Martin, Raleigh Bailey, Micah N. Bump, Katherine Fennelly
 

ISBN-10: 0739106368

ISBN-13: 9780739106365

Pub. Date: 05/01/2005

Publisher: Lexington Books

A small but growing number of immigrants today are moving into new settlement areas, such as Winchester, Va., Greensboro, N.C., and Salt Lake City, Utah, that lack a tradition of accepting newcomers. Just as the process is difficult and distressing for the immigrants, it is likewise a significant cause of stress for the regions in which they settle. Long

Overview

A small but growing number of immigrants today are moving into new settlement areas, such as Winchester, Va., Greensboro, N.C., and Salt Lake City, Utah, that lack a tradition of accepting newcomers. Just as the process is difficult and distressing for the immigrants, it is likewise a significant cause of stress for the regions in which they settle. Long homogeneous communities experience overnight changes in their populations and in the demands placed on schools, housing, law enforcement, social services, and other aspects of infrastructure. Institutions have not been well prepared to cope. Local governments have not had any significant experience with newcomers and nongovernmental organizations have been overburdened or simply nonexistent. There has been a substantial amount of discussion about these new settlement areas during the past decade, but relatively little systematic examination of the effects of immigration or the policy and programmatic responses to it. Beyond the Gateway is the first effort to bridge the gaps in communication not only between the immigrants and the institutions with which they interact, but also among diverse communities across the United States dealing with the same stresses but ignorant of each others' responses, whether successes or failures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739106365
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Series:
Program in Migration and Refugee Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Part I - Introduction Chapter 2 New Immigrant Communities and Integration Chapter 3 The Growth and Population Characteristics of Immigrants and Minorities in America's New Settlement States Part 4 Part II - Case Studies Chapter 5 New Immigrant Communities in the North Carolina Piedmont Triad: Integration Issues and Challenges Chapter 6 Black and White and the Other: International Immigration and Change in Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter 7 Latinos, Africans, and Asians in the North Star State: Immigrant Communities in Minnesota Chapter 8 From Temporary Picking to Permanent Plucking: Hispanic Newcomers, Integration, and Change in the Shenandoah Valley Chapter 9 At the Gates of the Kingdom: Latino Immigrants in Utah, 1900-2003 Chapter 10 Newcomers in Rural America: Hispanic Immigrants in Rogers, Arkansas Part 11 Part III - Best Practices Chapter 12 Promising Practices for Immigrant Integration Part 13 Part IV - Conclusion Chapter 14 Challenges for the Future

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