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Four Generations of Nortenos

New Research from the Cradle of Mexican Migration


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Drawing on decades of fieldwork in a high-emigration town in central Mexico, as well as nearly a thousand recent interviews, the authors investigate who migrates, how people-smuggling operates, whether border enforcement affects decisions to migrate, and migration's impact on family, health, and hometown economy. Their work sheds important new light on debates central to international migration studies.

Author Biography

Wayne A. Cornelius is director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, distinguished professor of political science, and Gildred Professor of U.S.-Mexican Relations at the University of California, San Diego. Jessa M. Lewis is a graduate of the M.A. program in Latin American studies with specialization in international migration, at the University of California, San Diego
Release date Australia
February 15th, 2008
Country of Publication
United States
Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, Subs of University of California - San Diego
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