Melting Pot, Boiling Pot
- Criminal Justice
- Public Health
- Democracy & Governance
A decade ago, the immigration debate divided Hazleton, Pennsylvania when the mayor blamed a wave of immigrants for crimes and passed a harsh bill against them. Professor René Flores lays out what happened and how laws like this can actually lead to more violence.
- Read his brief on Hazleton and Arizona, How Restrictive Laws Can Influence Public Attitudes towards Immigrants
- Check out the NPR story about the history of the town and how it has transformed