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My first book-length monograph, currently under review, tentatively entitled, Moral and Immoral Whiteness in Immigration Politics, examines a policy issue that has been at the heart of U.S. politics for centuries—that of immigration. I offer an innovative and fresh approach to understanding immigration attitudes in the U.S. by looking at it through the lens of morality and whiteness. I argue that immigration attitudes cannot be understood without an examination of their relationship to whiteness. Ultimately, my question asks under what conditions do whites choose reproduce whiteness and/or repudiate it and does political partisanship mediate their moral choices?