The Pros And Cons Of Transnational Migration

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Transnational migration study is not a new phenomenon and it has been found that “this process is happening more regularly on a basic routine because of fast growing technology and the spread of globalization.” It is generally agreed that with the rapid acceleration of economic globalization, transnational trend has gradually become a global phenomenon. The convenient transportation and advanced technology have really helped to make the transnational process easier. Thus transnational immigrants can easily and frequently travel cross-borders in sending and receiving country. In this way, transnational immigrants experience different cultures, norms and values and they can also bring goods and investments to help them to incorporate into mainstream society. There is an evolving…show more content…
He indicates that “the historical point of view would break off homeland social relations and cultural ties and intended to fully assimilate into and seek permanent residence in the host society.” Historically, migrants settled in the host country, and socially, culturally and politically place themselves in the host country. They generally considered the host society as their new home. The theoretical aspect is more likely to “conduct their lives across national borders and actively engage in cross-border activities, especially between their host society and their homeland.” Contemporary immigrants have more tangible means to allow them to live cross borders and undertake transitional practices. Their frequently cross border contacts and activities in a way make the host society and homeland country into “a single social filed.” This transnational social filed occurs when immigrants participate in transnational practices, and is connected with immigrants’ social networks, social and personal contacts with their country of
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