SOCI 1 Lecture Notes 1104

SOCI 1 Lecture Notes 1104 - SOCI 1 Lecture Notes 11/04/10...

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11/04/10 Immigration and Life Chances Immigration 101 - international migration or immigration o leaving one country to live / work in another - legal status o documented: entered country with authorization, still have authorization to be and/or work there o undocumented: entered country without authorization OR entered with authorization which expired Immigrant “Generation” - 1 st generation: born in one country, move to another as a teen or adult (generally own choice) - 1.5 generation: born in one country, brought to another as a child (generally by parents/family members) - 2 nd generation: born in one country to parents who immigrated from another country - 3 rd generation and beyond: grandparents born in another country Immigration and Life Chances - “Auspices” of migration – the hows and whys - social class in sending country vs. social class in receiving country - ideas and beliefs about migrants in sending country and receiving country “Ambivalent Reception” - Cornelius article* o Hispanic migrants are a) working b) in jobs native-born Americans/other immigrants don’t do o These jobs are crucial to the functioning of the US economy o So why do Americans report such song anti-immigrant and especially anti-Mexican immigrant feelings? o Article was written at a time of relatively low anti-immigrant feeling o Today, there are much more stronger discourses about immigration in he media and politics, but the point still stands Mexicans in the US Labor Market - 11-12 million Mexican immigrants in US o roughly 50% undoc. -
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 1 taught by Professor Blair-loy during the Fall '10 term at UCSD.

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SOCI 1 Lecture Notes 1104 - SOCI 1 Lecture Notes 11/04/10...

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