Participant Info

First Name
Lina
Last Name
Newton
Country
United States
University
Hunter College, City University of New York
Keywords
U.S. immigration policy, state immigration laws, American politics
Availability
Media Contact

Personal Info

About Me

I research and write about immigration policy in the U.S.  I have written a book about major immigration reforms in the 1980s and 1990s,  and I have several articles that look at state immigration laws (for example, Arizona’s SB 1070, and states that allow drivers licenses for unauthorized immigrants like Maryland and California).  I am also versed in the many court cases involving state challenges to national immigration policy.

Recent Publications

Newton, L.  2008.  Illegal, Alien or Immigrant: The Politics of Immigration Reform.  New York, NYU Press.

Newton, L. and B. E. Adams. 2009. “State Immigration Policies: Innovation, Cooperation or Conflict?” Publius: The Journal of Federalism, 39(3): 408-431.

Newton, L. 2013. “Congress and Immigration Reform: Is Now the Time?” Extensions: Journal of the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center. University of Oklahoma.

Newton, L. 2015. “Immigration Federalism as Ideology: Lessons from the States” Laws. 4(4): 729-754. (Stable URL: http://www.mdpi.com/2075-471X/4/4/729).

 

 

 

Media Coverage
  • Fox 5 NY News. March 2016.  “Could Republicans hold a brokered convention?” Provided explanation of contested, brokered convention and processes involved. See segment http://www.fox5ny.com/news/108849998-story.
  • Fox 5 NY News. May 2010. Provided over a series of segments expert analysis on Arizona’s passage of S.B. 1070, possible legal challenges, and likely adoption of similar laws in other states (live).
  • Noticiciero Telemundo47 (New York) Provided expert analysis in Spanish and English of 2008 Super Tuesday outcomes, 2004 election and presidential debate coverage (live and pre-recorded).
  • CNN en Español and CNN International Provided expert analysis in Spanish and English on Latino voting and impacts of immigration issues and mass protests during 2006 midterm election coverage (pre-recorded).
Country Focus
U.S. & Mexico

Research Areas

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