Nuevos escenarios de la migración méxico-estados unidos. Las consecuencias de la guerra antiinmigrante

Translated title of the contribution: New scenarios of Mexico-United States migration; the consequences of the antiimmigrant war

Douglas S. Massey, Karen A. Pren, Jorge Durand

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

54 Scopus citations

Abstract

The history of Mexico-U.S. migration is characterized by a series of discrete phases during which levels and patterns of migration change primarily in response to shifts in U.S. policies. The late 1990s witnessed the onset of the latest shift, moving Mexican immigration from the era of contradiction to the era of marginalization. At present a large majority of Mexicans living in the United States lie outside the full protection of the law during a period in which the penalties for illegality have grown and the persecution of unauthorized immigrants has reached record levels. Increasingly Mexicans in the United States cut off from their homeland by a militarized border but estranged from American society by anti-immigrant policies, practices, and attitudes, putting them in an unusually marginalized and vulnerable position.

Translated title of the contributionNew scenarios of Mexico-United States migration; the consequences of the antiimmigrant war
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)101-128
Number of pages28
JournalPapeles de Poblacion
Volume15
Issue number61
StatePublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Demography

Keywords

  • Anti-inmigrant politics
  • Counter-terrorism
  • Discrimination
  • Documented migration
  • International migration
  • Mexico
  • Temporary workers
  • United states

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'New scenarios of Mexico-United States migration; the consequences of the antiimmigrant war'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this