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Immigrants and Their Homelands

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Immigrants and Their Homelands


Millions of international immigrants around the world actively engage social, political, and economic life of their origin country from within their new host country. Why do immigrants sustain these cross-border connections? Why do origin country governments create pathways to facilitate this engagement? What is the impact of immigrants' resources—their money, knowledge, ideas, organizations, power, and networks—on economic and political dynamics in their origin countries? Students explore these questions together by examining the experiences of various national origin groups from around the world and through a semester-long research project.