Introduction: Thinking Beyond United States' Borders

Drachman, Diane; Paulino, Ana
December 2004
Immigrants & Social Work: Thinking Beyond the Borders of the Uni;2004, Vol. 2 Issue 1/2, p1
The United States social work literature on immigrants and immigration emphasizes one part of the migration process-the experiences of immigrants in this country. However, experiences in the country of origin that lead to emigration receive limited attention. Knowledge of the latter ultimately provides a context for understanding the immigration experience. This introduction, Thinking Beyond United States' Borders, presents the underlying ideas that provide the foundation for the discussions in this volume. It focuses on the interconnectedness between immigrants' country of origin and destination. Thus, a two-country perspective is embedded in this discussion and in the articles that follow.


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