Navigating Immigration Policy at the Local Level

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Spring 2009


The article discusses the development of local issues and immigration policy in Dalton, Georgia. It notes that for several years the states had suffered immigration problems. Regional carpet-making on its industrial district applied technological improvement to intensify the production. Congress passes the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) for its increasing Latin immigrants of the place. Federal government establishes an office of U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service in the states. The local government also develops a Intercultural Task Force for law enforcement purposes.

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