Deporting fathers: Involuntary transnational families and intent to remigrate among salvadoran deportees

Jodi Berger Cardoso, Erin Randle Hamilton, Nestor Rodriguez, Karl Eschbach, Jacqueline Hagan

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Abstract

One-fourth of deportees from the U.S. are parents of U.S.-citizen children. We do not know how separation from families affects remigration among deportees, who face high penalties given unlawful reentry. We examined how family separation affects intent to remigrate among Salvadoran deportees. The majority of deportees with children in the U.S. were also separated from their spouse, and the vast majority had U.S.-citizen children. Family separation was the single most important factor affecting intent to remigrate. We interpret these findings in light of immigration policy debates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInternational Migration Review
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StateAccepted/In press - 2014

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Deporting fathers : Involuntary transnational families and intent to remigrate among salvadoran deportees. / Berger Cardoso, Jodi; Hamilton, Erin Randle; Rodriguez, Nestor; Eschbach, Karl; Hagan, Jacqueline.

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Berger Cardoso, Jodi ; Hamilton, Erin Randle ; Rodriguez, Nestor ; Eschbach, Karl ; Hagan, Jacqueline. / Deporting fathers : Involuntary transnational families and intent to remigrate among salvadoran deportees. In: International Migration Review. 2014.
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