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Crossing Paths: The Diversity in Mexico-US Migration

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus Barnard College, 3rd Floor, Sulzberger Parlor
Mexicans in the United States are a diverse population. But this diversity gets lost in scholarly work and in the popular press. All too often, our attention is grabbed by how many Mexicans are entering the country each year or by how their average characteristics like education change from one year to the next. In this presentation Filiz Garip explores the diversity in the Mexican migrant stream, which, for more than a century now, has remained stable in its presence, but changed remarkably not only in its composition and origins in Mexico, but also in its destinations and settlement patterns in the United States. The talk traces the origins of these shifts over a period of three decades, from 1970 to 2000.