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Unformatted text preview: male (historically) • Long distance migrants adult individuals • Developing developed • Migration to the US • Prior to 1840 • Britain • After 1840 • Western Europe • Early 1900s • Southern and eastern Europe • US Europe’s “safety valve” • Today? • Clusters • California, new York, new jersey, Florida, Texas, and Illinois • Chain migration (going to an area on which one has a certain amount of knowledge) • Quotas = maximum limits • Who can migrate? • Brain drain (best lawyers, engineers, doctors, etc. are leaving countries to come to US) • US attitudes toward immigrants • “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”-Emma Lazarus • Illegal/legal immigration contributes about 40% to the US population growth • Guest worker program, which may lead to citizenship for illegal laborers somewhere down the road....
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- Fall '08
- Geography, Immigration to the United States, Human migration, versus net out-migration, movements Push/Pull Factors, democracy versus totalitarianism