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Unformatted text preview: Immigrant act also allowed large number of immigrant women to migrate. 2. Transnational Motherhood : Transnational motherhood occurs when families are spread literally across national borders with parents in one country and the children in another country. Because of an inability to feed their children, many of these single mothers leave their children with relatives and friends while they go to the other country to earn money to send back home to their children. Most common in Mexican mothers coming to US. The transnational mothers typically hold domestic jobs such as live-in or daytime nannies and housecleaners. The mothers will live like this for years until she either returns home for the child after earning enough or she invites her child to US. Related term-Live-In Nanny/Housekeeper 5.Prep. 13...
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- Spring '10
- Americas, TRANSNATIONAL MOTHERHOOD, immigrant diverse city