Undocumented Dominican Migration

Author: Frank Graziano
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 029272585X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Undocumented Dominican Migration is the first comprehensive study of boat migration from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico. It brings together the interactive global, cultural, and personal factors that induce thousands of Dominicans to journey across the Mona Passage in attempts to escape chronic poverty. The book provides in-depth treatment of decision-making, experiences at sea, migrant smuggling operations, and U.S. border enforcement. It also explores several topics that are rare in migration studies. These include the psychology of migrant motivation, religious beliefs, corruption and impunity, procreation and parenting, compulsive recidivism after failed attempts, social values in relation to law, marriage fraud, and the use of false documents for air travel from Puerto Rico to the mainland United States. Frank Graziano’s extensive fieldwork among migrants, smugglers, and federal agencies provides an authority and immediacy that brings the reader close to the migrants’ experiences. The exhaustive research and multidisciplinary approach, highly readable narrative, and focus on lesser-known emigrants make Undocumented Dominican Migration an essential addition to public and academic debates about migration.

Coloring the Nation

Author: David Howard
Publisher: Signal Books
ISBN: 9781902669113
Format: PDF, ePub
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This volume explores the significance of racial theorising in Dominican society and its manifestation in everyday life. The author examines how ideas of skin colour and racial identity influence a wide spectrum of Dominicans.

Illegal Immigration in America

Author: David W. Haines
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313304361
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Few issues have provoked as much controversy over the last decade as illegal immigration. While some argue for the need to seal America's borders and withdraw social and governmental support for illegal migrants, others argue for humanitarian treatment--including legalization--for people who fill needs in American industry and agriculture and have left situations of economic hardship or political persecution. The study of illegal immigration confronts a broad range of migrants--from the familiar border crossers to those who enter illegally and overstay their visas, to unrecognized refugees who seek protection under U.S. asylum law. This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date review of this volatile subject.

Dominican Republic in Focus

Author: David Howard
Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
ISBN: 9781566562430
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Currently one of the biggest tourist destinations in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic has much more to offer than its idyllic beaches. "Dominican Republic in Focus" is a authoritative and up-to-date guide to this vibrant country. It explores the land, history and politics, economy, society and people, culture and includes tips on where to go and what to see. Photos and maps.

Western Hemisphere Immigration and United States Foreign Policy

Author: Christopher Mitchell
Publisher: Penn State University Press
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This book adds a wealth of new data on the political significance of inter-American migration, through case studies of the politics of population flows from Cuba, Central America, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico. This theme has received only preliminary attention fully ten years after the Mariel boat-lift from Cuba. The contributing scholars bolster an emerging trend in the broad study of international population movements, emphasizing the effect of government policies on migration and challenging the notion that migration is a social process quite insulated from the effects of public policy.