The ease of transportation, the opening of international immigration policies, the growing refugee movements, and the increasing size of unauthorized immigrant populations suggest that immigration worldwide is a phenomenon of utmost importance to professionals who develop policies and programs for, or provide services to, immigrants. Immigration occurs in both the wealthy nations of the global North and the poorer countries of the global South; it involves individuals who arrive with substantial human capital and those with little. It has far-reaching implications for a nation's economy, public policies, social and health services, and culture. The purpose of this volume, therefore, is to explore current patterns and policies of immigration in key countries and regions across the globe and analyze the implications for these countries and their immigrant populations. Each of its chapters, written by an international and interdisciplinary group of experts, explores how country conditions, policies, values, politics, and attitudes influence the process of immigration and subsequently affect immigrants, migration, and the nation itself. No other volume explores the landscape of worldwide immigration as broadly as this does, with sweeping coverage of countries and empirical research, together with an analytic framework that sets the context of human migration against a wide backdrop of experiential factors that take shape long before an immigrant enters a host country. At once a sourcebook and an applied model of immigration studies, Immigration Worldwide is a valuable reference for scholars and students seeking a wide-ranging yet nuanced survey of the key issues salient to debates about the programs and policies that best serve immigrant populations and their host countries.
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Table of ContentsI. Introduction 1. The Immigration Process Uma A. Segal, Nazneen S. Mayadas & Doreen Elliott 2. Immigration Worldwide: Trends and Analysis Doreen Elliott, Nazneen S. Mayadas & Uma A. Segal II. Nations with Large Immigrant Populations 3. The Changing Face of the United States of America Uma A. Segal 4. Immigration to Russia Vladimir Iontsev, Irina Ivakhnyuk & Svetlana Soboleva 5. Immigration in Germany Andrea Schmelz 6. Immigration to France: The Challenge of Immigrant Integration Ines Michalowski 7. Immigration to Canada Usha George 8. The Dynamics of Hospitality Ranabir Samaddar 9. Immigration in the United Kingdom Will Somerville & Betsy Cooper 10. Spain: A 'New Immigration Centre' David Corkill 11. A Land of Immigrants Mel Gray & Kyile Agllias 12. Refugee History and Policies of Pakistan: An Afghan Case Study Shireen S. Issa, Gail Desmond & Fariyal Ross-Sherif III. Nations with Increasing Immigrant Populations 13. Immigration to Greece Anna Triandafyllidou 14. From emigrant to immigrant society-transition and change in the Republic of Ireland Treasa Galvin 15. The New Immigration to Israel: Becoming a de-facto Immigration State in the 1990s Rebeca Raijman & Adriana Kemp 16. Amorphous Population Movements into Poland and Ensuing Policy Challenges Aleksandra Grzymala-Kazlowska & Marek Okólski 17. Changing tides in the South Pacific: Immigration to Aotearoa New Zealand Richard D. Bedford & Jacques Poot 18. Immigration to Portugal João Casqueira Cardoso 19. The Immigration and Integration Experience: the case of Sweden Pieter Bevelander IV. Nations with Low or Declining Immigrant Populations 20. Immigration to Egypt Ayman Zohry 21. Immigration to Thailand: The Case of Migrant Workers from Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia Supang Chantavanich & Ratchada Jayagupta 22. Immigration to Taiwan Joseph S. Lee 23. China: a New Pole for Immigration Kim-wah Chung, Ji Qi, & Wenruo Hou 24. Immigration to Post-Apartheid South Africa: Critical Reflections Brij Maharaj 25. Immigration to Ghana A. Essuman-Johnson 26. Experiences of Immigration in Nigeria Adejumoke A. Afolayan 27. Immigration in Brazil: The insertion of different groups Zeila de Brito Fabri Demartini V. Regional Movements 28. Return and Resettlement: A Survey of Refugee Law and Policy in Africa Andrew J. Novak 29. Immigration and the European Union Karen Lyons & Nathalie Huegler VI. Concluding Chapter 30. Emerging Themes and Implications Doreen Elliott, Uma A. Segal & Nazneen S. Mayadas