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U.S. Deportation Policy, Family Separation, and Circular Migration

Citation

Hagan, Jacqueline Maria; Eschbach, Karl; & Rodríguez, Nestor (2008). U.S. Deportation Policy, Family Separation, and Circular Migration. International Migration Review, 42(1), 64-88.

Abstract

Since the mid-1990s the United States has enacted a series of laws that make it easier to deport noncitizens. Drawing on findings from interviews with a random sample of 300 Salvadoran deportees, we examine how family relations, ties, remittance behavior, and settlement experiences are disrupted by deportation, and how these ties influence future migration intentions. We find that a significant number of deportees were long-term settlers in the United States. Many had established work histories and had formed families of their own. These strong social ties in turn influence the likelihood of repeat migration to the United States.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-7379.2007.00114.x

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2008

Journal Title

International Migration Review

Author(s)

Hagan, Jacqueline Maria
Eschbach, Karl
Rodríguez, Nestor