Migration_PartI

Migration_PartI - Global Net out-migration (Asia, Latin...

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1 Thinking about Migration Migration: Four Questions 1) Why do people migrate? 2) Where are migrants distributed? 3) Why do migrants face obstacles? 4) Why do people migrate within a country?
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2 We keep on, moving on! Most migrants relocate a short distance and remain in the same country Internal Migration Long-distance migrants to other countries head for major centers of economic activity Interregiona l? Intraregional? International Migration Voluntary? Forced? Distance of Migration
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3 PUSH VS. PULL FACTORS PUSH FACTORS •W A R FAMINE/DROUGHT DISEASE POVERTY/LACK OF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES POLITICAL CORRUPTION RELIGIOUS REASONS NATURAL DISASTERS LACK OF RIGHTS PULL FACTORS Higher incomes Lower taxes Employment availability Better weather Medical facilities Educational opportunity Family reasons Peaceable behavior Political stability Religious tolerance Relative freedom National prestige (1) Why do people migrate?
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Unformatted text preview: Global Net out-migration (Asia, Latin America, Africa) Net in-migration (North America, Europe, Oceania) 4 African Americans allowed to be naturalized (1870) Chinese Exclusion Act (1882) Quota Laws An immigration Ceiling Immigration act (1965) Hemispherical quotas Revised Quotas Increased immigration Limit to 700,000 (a year) Increased visas 5 Foreign Born Population in the United States 6 Where are U.S. immigrants headed? 50% =California, New York, Florida, Texas California Texas New York, Arizona, Illinois, Georgia, New Jersey Everywhere else 50% of undocumented residents enter as students or tourists and then do not leave The other 50% simply slip across the border We are uncertain of the numbers What about undocumented/illegal immigration 7 Is illegal immigration a problem? Why or why not? Working in groups, please take 5-7 minutes and discuss with your neighbors...
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2008 for the course GEOG 1004 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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Migration_PartI - Global Net out-migration (Asia, Latin...

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