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Intimate Migrations – Gender, Family, and Illegality among Transnational Mexicans - NYU Press Scholarship Online
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Intimate Migrations: Gender, Family, and Illegality among Transnational Mexicans

Deborah A. Boehm


In her research with transnational Mexicans, the author has often asked individuals: if there were no barriers to your movement between Mexico and the United States, where would you choose to live? Almost always, they desire the freedom to “come and go.” Yet the barriers preventing such movement are many. Because of the United States' rigid immigration policies, Mexican immigrants often find themselves living long distances from family members and unable to easily cross the U.S.–Mexico border. Transnational Mexicans experience what the book calls “intimate migrations,” flows that both shape an ... More

Keywords: transnational Mexicans, U.S. immigration policy, Mexican immigrants, transnational migration, gender, kinship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780814789834
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814789834.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deborah A. Boehm, author

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