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The Foreign Born in the United States

February 7th, 2013 No Comments


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Migrant Workers and Development Opportunities

December 9th, 2010 No Comments

A recent post in the “All About Finance” World Bank Blog by David McKenzie makes the following assertion: while microfinance, conditional cash transfers, and deworming—yes, deworming—may be some of the most popular development interventions, they do not measure up to the positive impacts on income that accrue from seasonal migration programs. A recent evaluation—produced by […]


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Memoirs of Migrating

September 5th, 2009 3 Comments

After several weeks of trials, errors and tests, I have managed to get my own web domain and migrate the blog to a new home. Please take note of the new web address and for those of you who are following my dispatches via RSS, please take note of the new feed address. While working […]


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Do you know who cleans up after you?

July 26th, 2009 No Comments

This is an interesting biographical piece published in the NYT. As I write about the Dominican migrant experience in the United States, my thoughts center on many of the issues mentioned in the article since many of my informants make their living in the cleaning trades. Nevertheless, unlike the woman interviewed, those who have shared […]


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Transcending Frontiers

April 17th, 2009 No Comments

This article appeared in the NYT. Although Arriaga’s account highlights the struggles of a Mexican migrant family, similar things could be said about some Dominicans that have arrived recently to the US. Throughout these past months, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and talk to several Dominican men who have recounted painful stories of border […]


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When the going gets tough, do they return home?

January 16th, 2009 No Comments

  Here’s a recent article published in the NYT on migrants’ decision to return home amidst the current economic recession.  The study cited in the article can be found here. _______________________________________________________ January 15, 2009 No Hard Sign of Reverse Migration By NINA BERNSTEIN Despite the worst United States economy in decades and a slowdown in the […]


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