From Here and There: Diaspora Policies, Integration, and Social Rights Beyond Borders

ISBN : 9780190688585

Alexandra Delano Alonso
256 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Jun 2018
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In order to protect the rights of precarious status migrants in the United States, Mexico and other Latin American countries of origin are increasingly taking part in the provision of education, healthcare, and English language instruction through their consular representations. As an area of migration governance that is rarely discussed, this book offers a critical evaluation of these programs and their impact on emigrants, particularly on those who are undocumented or have precarious legal status, and the collaborations between governments and civil society groups on which the programs are based.


Preface and Acknowledgments
Chapter 1 - Shifting Diaspora Policies towards Integration in the Country of Destination: Filling Gaps, Extending Social Rights, and Promoting a Political Agenda
Chapter 2 - Transnational Social Protection and Integration through Ventanillas de Salud and Plazas Comunitarias
Chapter 3 - Consular Protection, Social Rights, and Solidarity across Borders:
From a National to a Latin American Agenda
Chapter 4 - The Limits of Transnational Social Protection: Integration, Reintegration, and the 1.5 Generation
Conclusions - Towards Transnational Membership: The Case for Shared Responsibility and Accountability

About the author: 

Alexandra Delano Alonso is Associate Professor of Global Studies at The New School and the current holder of the Eugene M. Lang Professorship for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring. Her work is driven by a concern with the inequalities underlying the causes of migration, the structures that lead to the marginalization of undocumented migrants in the public sphere, and the limited protection of their rights, from a transnational perspective. Her book Mexico and Its Diaspora in the United States: Policies of Emigration since 1848 was the co-winner of the William LeoGrande Prize for the best book on US-Latin America Relations.

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