Quoted: Richard Wright on State Anti-Immigration Laws


“The goals of the legislation are to target unauthorized populations, but it is clear the effects of the legislation are affecting migration behavior of all Latinos. There is a racialization that takes place,” says Dartmouth’s Richard Wright in an NBC News story about the impact of state anti-immigration laws.

NBC News reports that Wright, a professor of geography and the Orvil Dryfoos Professor of Public Affairs, is “co-author of a study that tracked interstate migration of U.S.-born Latinos, naturalized Latinos and non-citizen Latinos since 1995. Researchers tracked how Hispanics moved within the U.S. as states passed anti-immigration legislation during and after the Great Recession.”

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