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Unformatted text preview: o Competition with native workers o Burden on social services • Benefits o Fill gaps in labor needs o Stimulate economic growth o Lower prices for goods and services Political Consequences • Increasing share of US pop is unable to vote Impact on Sending Countries • Costs o “brain drain” o Family disruption • Benefits o Remittances Money from remittances exceeds that from foreign direct investment or from foreign aid Classic Models of Assimilation • Race Relations Cycle (Robert Park) o Contact o Competition o Accomodation o Assimilation Segmented Assimilation (Portes & Zhou) • Multiple pathways of assimilation o Assimilation into middle class o Assimilation into underclass o Upward mobility within ethnic community • Vulnerabilities o Color o Economic conditions o Location • Resources o Political assistance o Public sympathies o Resources through coethnic community...
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- Fall '07
- Human migration, Assimilation Segmented Assimilation, assimilation o Assimilation