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Defining the Circle of We: American Identity and Immigration Policy
1University of California, Berkeley
2University of California, Berkeley
Citation Information: The Forum. Volume 7, Issue 3, ISSN (Online) 1540-8884, DOI: 10.2202/1540-8884.1319, October 2009
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This article analyzes survey data that establishes a connection between how ordinary citizens conceive of American identity and their preferences for immigration policy. The distinction between ethnocultural and liberal images of America matters for public preferences about how many and what kind of immigrants should enter the United States.