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Deporting Fathers: Involuntary Transnational Families and Intent to Remigrate among Salvadoran Deportees

Citation

Berger Cardoso, Jodi; Hamilton, Erin R.; Rodriguez, Nestor; Eschbach, Karl; & Hagan, Jacqueline Maria (2016). Deporting Fathers: Involuntary Transnational Families and Intent to Remigrate among Salvadoran Deportees. International Migration Review, 50(1), 197-230.

Abstract

One-fourth of deportees from the U.S. are parents of U.S.-citizen children. We do not know how separation from families affects remigration among deportees, who face high penalties given unlawful reentry. We examined how family separation affects intent to remigrate among Salvadoran deportees. The majority of deportees with children in the U.S. were also separated from their spouse, and the vast majority had U.S.-citizen children. Family separation was the single most important factor affecting intent to remigrate. We interpret these findings in light of immigration policy debates.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imre.12106

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2016

Journal Title

International Migration Review

Author(s)

Berger Cardoso, Jodi
Hamilton, Erin R.
Rodriguez, Nestor
Eschbach, Karl
Hagan, Jacqueline Maria