TITLE

On the Age Against the Poor: Dominican Migration to the United States

AUTHOR(S)
Hern�ndez, Ramona; Drachman, Diane; Paulino, Ana
PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
Immigrants & Social Work: Thinking Beyond the Borders of the Uni;2004, Vol. 2 Issue 1/2, p87
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This' article focuses on Dominican migration to the United States (U.S.) after 1965. Dominicans left their homeland pressured by economic needs, the desire to improve their lives, and encouraged by a de facto immigration policy that facilitated their exodus. Once in the U.S., most Dominicans encounter an economy that increasingly demands skills and levels of schooling they do not possess. Rather than a prosperous life, in the new land, Dominicans face high unemployment levels and an alarming state of poverty. Paradoxically, while the needs of Dominicans continue to be unmet in the new society, the social policies and the conditions that push them out of their country remain in effect. On its part, the U.S. has responded by adopting a number of immigration laws to control the entrance of unwanted and unneeded job-seekers. As a result, the number of Dominicans coming to the U.S. has begun to decline as the number of Dominicans deported to the Dominican Republic has increased. In the end, poor Dominicans are pushed back and forth by both societies whose immigration policies mask their unwillingness to respond to the needs of the group. The article also discusses the impact on the Dominican community of 9/11 and the crashing of the AA flight 587, on November 12, 2001.
ACCESSION #
21723694

 

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