The Effects of Immigration on the Family



Explains how the arduous requirements to become an authorized immigrant in the United States, the huge backlog of immigrant petitions and the number of years it takes to complete the process deter many migrants from even applying. Provides list of immigrant categories. Describes the empowering experiences of some who succeeded and went on to become naturalized citizens. Based on research in an immigration law office and participant observation and tutoring at a citizenship class.


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Document Type
  • Document

  • Claire Podgorski

  • Carolyn Rumer

Date Created
  • 2009-01-01

Publication Date
  • 2009

  • Citizenship and Civic Partnership

  • Family and Households

  • Regional Research

  • Immigration and Transnationalism

  • English

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