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Strangers at the Gates: New Immigrants in Urban America

Roger Waldinger

Abstract

Immigration is remaking the United States. In New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, and Chicago, the multiethnic society of tomorrow is already in place. Yet today's urban centers appear unlikely to provide newcomers with the same opportunities their predecessors found at the turn of the last century. Using the latest sources of information, this book looks at the nexus between urban realities and immigrant destinies in these American cities. It tells the real story of immigrants' prospects for success today and delineates the conditions that will hinder or aid the newest Americans in t ... More

Keywords: immigration, urban, American cities, low-skilled workers, African Americans, wages, mobility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780520230927
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520230927.001.0001

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Roger Waldinger, editor

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