How Immigrants Impact Their Homelands

ISBN-10: 0822353954
ISBN-13: 9780822353959
Edition: 2013
List price: $25.95
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Description: How Immigrants Impact Their Homelandsexamines the range of economic, social, and cultural impacts immigrants have had, both knowingly and unknowingly, in their home countries. The book opens with overviews of the ways migrants become agents of  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 4/5/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

How Immigrants Impact Their Homelandsexamines the range of economic, social, and cultural impacts immigrants have had, both knowingly and unknowingly, in their home countries. The book opens with overviews of the ways migrants become agents of homeland development. The essays that follow focus on the varied impacts immigrants have had in China, India, Cuba, Mexico, the Philippines, Mozambique, and Turkey. One contributor examines the role Indians who worked in Silicon Valley played in shaping the structure, successes, and continued evolution of India’s IT industry. Another traces how Salvadoran immigrants extend US gangs and their brutal violence to El Salvador and neighboring countries. The tragic situation in Mozambique of economically desperate émigrés who travel to South Africa to work, contract HIV while there, and infect their wives upon their return is the subject of another essay. Taken together, the essays show the multiple ways countries are affected by immigration. Understanding these effects will provide a foundation for future policy reforms in ways that will strengthen the positive and minimize the negative effects of the current mobile world.

Adil Najam is a Professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

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