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International Journal of Migration and Border Studies

International Journal of Migration and Border Studies (IJMBS)

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International Journal of Migration and Border Studies (2 papers in press)

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  • 'The press has gone crazy': online media and political rhetoric of immigrants in the USA   Order a copy of this article
    by Jack M. Mills, Silvia Gomes, Jessica Walzak 
    Abstract: Over recent decades, accessibility of mass media has introduced a new arena for the dissemination of political rhetoric to the public, and politicians have capitalised on the capacity for mass media to polarise public opinion on contested social issues. Research has argued that President Trump has extended prior rhetoric on the dangers of illegal immigration to also encompass asylum seekers and other immigrants entering the USA legally in order to solidify political support from citizens fearful or resentful of these minority groups. Through a content analysis of online news articles collected from FOX, CNN, and CBS between 2017-2019, we explore the media representations of immigration, particularly regarding those crossing the USA-Mexico border. Although each media outlet has a particular way of portraying this social and political issue, overall findings illustrate increases to the frequency of news media narratives criminalising refugees crossing the southern border, exacerbating political divides on immigration issues, and garnering support for restrictive, conservative-led anti-immigration policies.
    Keywords: online media; politics; content analysis; immigration; Trump.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMBS.2022.10048342
  • Local variations in integration policies: experiences from the perspectives of immigrants in Sweden   Order a copy of this article
    by Gustav Lidén, Jon Nyhlén 
    Abstract: This study examines variations in the perception of local integration policy among Swedish immigrants by focusing on community size as an influential determinant for how such policies are experienced. The experiences concern immigrants’ relations to two core actors of Swedish integration policy: the public employment service (PES) and the municipalities. The empirical material consists of 28 narrative interviews, and a comparative strategy is applied to categorise participants based on whether they reside in a large or small municipality. While immigrants residing in small municipalities have more of a positive experiences of the municipality and a negative view of the PES, interviewed immigrants residing in large municipalities have positive views of the PES and more ambiguous experiences with the municipality.
    Keywords: local integration policy; immigrants; Sweden; municipality; public employment service; PES; population size; migration; immigrant perception.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMBS.2023.10053715