Migration-Trust Networks: Social Cohesion in Mexican U.S.-Bound Emigration

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Abstract

This important book complicates theories of migration and social networks for Mexican immigrants. . . Combining ethnographic and survey research with a review of relevant scholarship, the author provides a valuable framework . . . . Flores-Yeffal llustrates how such migration trust networks, where more established migrants assist with clothing, food, housing, money, and information, are crucial for undocumented migrants in particular, because they often lack institutional support or protection. . . as Flores-Yeffal explains, there is a pattern of 'risk pooling,' where those offered assistance are expected to eventually aid more recent immigrants. Advanced students of migration will appreciate this nuanced analysis and the author's engagement with established theories, and practitioners will find the policy recommendations offered in the concluding chapter particularly helpful.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherTexas A&M University Press
ISBN (Print)9781623493509
StatePublished - Sep 10 2015

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