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Author Renshon, Stanley Allen.

Title Noncitizen voting and American democracy / Stanley A. Renshon
Published Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 135 pages) : illustrations
Contents Intruduction: Allowing new noncitizen immigrants to vote : framing the issues -- A range of proposals -- Impact, administrative complexities, holding office, and progressive politics -- Evaluating proposals to allow noncitizen voting : steps to a more useful discussion -- History, legality, and bandwagons -- Iconic claims, contrary evidence -- In defense of naturalization
Summary Continuing large-scale migration to the United States raises the question of how best to integrate new immigrants into the American national community. Traditionally, one successful answer has been to encourage immigrants to learn our language, culture, history, and civic traditions. New immigrants would then be invited become citizens and welcomed as full members of the community. However, a concerted effort is underway to gain acceptance for, and implement, the idea that the United States should allownew immigrants to vote without becoming citizens. It is mounted by an alliance that brings
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Aliens -- Suffrage -- United States.
Immigrants -- Suffrage -- United States.
Suffrage -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1282522000
1442200049 (electronic bk.)
9781442200043 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)