South-North Immigrants' Settlement and Opportunity Structures in the U.S. Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • "This article makes the case that the new immigration [to the U.S. from developing Latin American and Asian countries], motivated by kinship ties and family reunification provisions of U.S. immigration law, leads to a clustering of new immigrants into areas that are no longer attracting large numbers of native-born Americans. It is argued that the concentration of these groups into ┬┐high immigration regions' will limit their access to employment and education opportunities that would facilitate their spatial assimilation and upward mobility."

publication date

  • March 1998