Start 01.05.2020 - End 01.09.2023

The immigration-federalism nexus: taking the subnational level seriously

In many federal states, subnational governments are increasingly involved in immigration policymaking, which has resulted in powers and resources decentralization, and policy development at the subnational scale. This project aims at opening the black box of the vibrant subnational policy variation when it comes to immigration and immigrant integration matters in 4 federal states (Belgium, Canada, the United States, and Switzerland). The innovative character of this research is to look more closely at the subnational level, taking into account the diversity and the asymmetry that exist inside each federation.