Transnationalism Bibliography

Question(s) addressed by the author and working arguments

The authors address the issues of how US immigration policies have shaped Latino demographics and affected Latino’s immigrant status, how patterns of immigration have influenced political participation among members of Latino community, and how Latino immigration has affected relations among sending states, specially Mexico.

US immigration policies affects Latino demographics and Latino’s immigrant status

Patterns of migration affects political participation

Latino immigration to US as a transnational issue that claims for innovative solutions

For Mexico and US the reality economic integration presents a challenge that demands moving beyond the confines of nationalism and addressing transnational problems with innovative solutions

Conceptual references to transnational – transnationalism

Immigration is a Transnational phenomenon that perhaps can best be understood and addresses in a regional or global context, transcending the narrower domestic framework that drives unilateral decision making by the US with regard to immigration and immigrants.

Conclusions or Final Remarks

Immigration will remain a principal influence on Latino politics for the foreseeable future. The steady pressures of demographic pressure of demographic change driven by immigration processes, the issues incorporating newcomers raise, and governmental responses to families and communities negotiating their live hoods at once within and across national borders must all be considered if Americans hope to fashion a more inclusive and stronger democracy.