This research network investigates the changes associated with large-scale cross-national migration.  We seek to understand the forces driving immigration and the economic, political, and social problems encountered by migrants, with a particular focus on the undocumented.  We also study possible alternative policies, movements of immigrants to secure greater rights and opportunities, and how organizations and institutions such as unions, community groups, and educational institutions have included (or excluded) and supported (or undermined) immigrants.  We examine processes of immigrant integration, and prospects for strengthening such processes.

Facilitator: Karthick Ramanathan, Political Science, UC Riverside, karthick@ucr.edu