In the immigration field, as in most areas of national policy, advocacy groups play an important and sometimes essential role in the policymaking process. Often derided as "special interests" and accused of opposing the "public interest," advocacy organizations are in fact manifestations of the public and give voice to the concerns of specific segments of it. This article will examine how advocacy groups determine policy positions and activities and the nature of their role in the making of public policy on immigration matters.
Warren R. Leiden,
The Role of Interest Groups in Policy Formulation,
70 Wash. L. Rev.
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