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Migrant Protection and the City in the Americas

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  • Offers a critical reevaluation of urban sanctuary policies, embedded in their various national contexts, and investigates the tensions that complicate their efforts
  • Examines the extent to which organizations manage to influence local authorities in both the definition and implementation of local migration policies
  • Addresses the effects of territorial boundaries and overlapping scales of intervention in metropolitan and regional contexts

Part of the book series: Politics of Citizenship and Migration (POCM)

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This book aims to establish a dialogue around the various “urban sanctuary” policies and other formal or informal practices of hospitality toward migrants that have emerged or been strengthened in cities in the Americas in the last decade. The authors articulate local governance initiatives in migrant protection with a larger range of social and political actors and places them within a broader context of migrations in the Western Hemisphere (including case studies of Toronto, New York, Austin, Mexico City, and Lima, among others). The book analyzes in particular the limits of local efforts to protect migrants and to identify the latitude of action at the disposal of local actors. It examines the efforts of municipal governments and also considers the role taken by cities from a larger perspective, including the actions of immigrant rights associations, churches, NGOs, and other actors in protecting vulnerable migrants.

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Nascent Policies of Protection in Latin America

Editors and Affiliations

  • Geography, University of Paris, Paris, France

    Laurent Faret

  • American Studies, University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès, Toulouse, France

    Hilary Sanders

About the editors

Laurent Faret is Professor of Geography at the University of Paris Diderot, France, and Researcher at the Center for Social Studies of Africa, the Americas, and Asia (CESSMA). 

Hilary Sanders is Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès, France.

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