Papers Please: State-Level Anti-Immigrant Legislation in the Wake of Arizona's SB 1070

Author
Sophia J. Wallace
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Political Science Quarterly
Volume
129
Issue Number
2
Publication Date
Summer 2014
Institution
Academy of Political Science
Abstract
Sophia J. Wallace examines the factors that influence the introduction of SB 1070–type bills in state legislatures. She finds that Republican control of state legislatures and a rising unemployment rate greatly increase the likelihood of introducing this type of restrictive immigration bill. She asserts that Latino population changes and the percentage of Latino state legislators do not have an impact.
Political Geography
Arizona