The Immigrant Experience In The United States

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- Many of the people described in this volume live their lives in two or more nation‐states and are embedded in social networks that reach around the globe. These individuals continue to participate in the economic, social, political, and religious lives of their homelands even as they settle in new places. They send resources and remittances that continue to fundamentally shape the life circumstances and possibilities of those who remain behind. By so doing, they call into question long‐standing assumptions about the immigrant experience in the United States.

One particularly useful notion is the idea of long‐distance nationalism. This is a claim to belonging to a political community that extends beyond the national borders of the home country.
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