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Migration Letters

2004 - 2018

Current editor(s): Prof Ibrahim Sirkeci, Prof Dr Jeffrey H. Cohen and Prof Elli Heikkila

From Transnational Press London, UK
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Volume 15, issue 4, 2018

Highly Skilled or Highly Wanted Migrants? Conceptualizations, Policy Designs and Implementations of High-skilled Migration Policies pp. 453-460 Downloads
Metka Hercog and Laure Sandoz
How policies select immigrants: The role of the recognition of foreign qualifications pp. 461-475 Downloads
Monica Andriescu
Being called “skilled”: a multi-scalar approach of migrant doctors’ recognition pp. 477-490 Downloads
Joana Sousa Ribeiro
Changes in Highly Skilled Migration Policies: Turkish-German Medical Migration since the 1960s pp. 491-502 Downloads
Lisa Peppler
This article problematizes the concept of highly skilled migrants through an analysis of policy documents and interviews with key informants involved in the admission process in Switzerland. Current political discourse classifies foreigners differently according to their country of origin and skill level. Existing legislation prioritizes immigrants from the European Economic Area and is very restrictive towards third-country nationals. By examining the implementation of the admission policy for labour migration, this article evaluates which criteria matter most to state authorities when determining if someone is a desirable immigrant. Despite its stress on qualifications and economic interest, the admission process for third-country workers was also found to fulfil non-economic objectives such as providing the impression of state control over immigration and of state protection of local populations from migrants. Building on this observation, the article argues that more in-depth studies are required to better understand how states reconcile the different objectives of immigration governance in practice pp. 503-515 Downloads
Metka Hercog and Laure Sandoz
The Dutch battle for highly skilled migrants: policy, implementation and the role of social networks pp. 517-532 Downloads
Isik Kulu-Glasgow, Djamila Schans and Monika Smit
Highly skilled asylum seekers: Case studies of refugee students at a Swiss university pp. 533-544 Downloads
Katrin Sontag
A migration industry for skilled migrants: the case of relocation services pp. 545-559 Downloads
Florian Tissot
Book reviews pp. 561-562 Downloads
Shengyu Pei

Volume 15, issue 3, 2018

Editorial - Approaching Migration: The Dynamic Nature of Human Mobility pp. 301-302 Downloads
Jeffrey H. Cohen
Investment Expenditure Behavior of Remittance Receiving Households: An Analysis Using Reserve Bank of India Data pp. 303-320 Downloads
Bharati Basu and Irudaya Rajan
From Irregular Stay to Removal through Detention: The Case of Spain as a Member State of the European Union pp. 321-332 Downloads
Rut Bermejo
Westphalia, Migration, and Feudal Privilege pp. 333-346 Downloads
Harald Bauder
Emerging Patterns of migration streams in India: A State Level Analysis of 2011 Census pp. 347-360 Downloads
Rabiul Ansary
Religion and Mental Health among Central Asian Muslim Immigrants in Chicago Metropolitan Area pp. 361-376 Downloads
Natalia Zotova
Reporting Violence Against Children: Social Norms in Nyarugusu Refugees Camp pp. 377-388 Downloads
Erin K Fletcher, Seth R Gitter and Savannah Wilhelm
Credit constraints and Rural Migration: Evidence from Six Villages in Uttar Pradesh pp. 389-398 Downloads
Ruchi Singh
Migrant-family background and subjective well-being: Evidence using Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition pp. 398-408 Downloads
Edsel L Beja
21st Century Slowdown: The Historic Nature of Recent Declines in the Growth of the Immigrant Population in the United States pp. 409-422 Downloads
Peter Norlander and Todd A Sørensen
Four voices of refugee solidarity along the Balkan Route: An exploratory pilot study on motivations for mobilisation pp. 423-436 Downloads
Nicolas Parent
Employment of Return Migrants in Turkey: Evidence from the Labour Force Survey pp. 437-451 Downloads
Deniz Yetkin Aker and Ayhan Görmüş

Volume 15, issue 2, 2018

Editorial - New Directions in Research on Immigration, Crime, Law, and Justice pp. 139-146 Downloads
Robert M. Adelman, Charis E. Kubrin, Graham C. Ousey and Lesley W. Reid
Investigating the Offending Histories of Undocumented Immigrants pp. 147-166 Downloads
Bianca Bersani, Adam D. Fine, Alex R. Piquero, Laurence Steinberg, Paul J. Frick and Elizabeth Cauffman
The Migration-Crime Nexus and the Press in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom pp. 167-181 Downloads
Alexander A Caviedes
'Bad Hombres': The Effects of Criminalizing Latino Immigrants through Law and Media in the Rural Midwest pp. 182-196 Downloads
Andrea Gomez Cervantes, Daniel Alvord and Cecilia Menjívar
Immigration and Violent Crime in California, 1980-2012: Contextualization by Temporal Period and Race/Ethnicity pp. 197-214 Downloads
Ben Feldmeyer, Darrell Steffensmeier, Casey T. Harris and Shahin Tasharrofi
Arresting Immigrants: Unemployment and Immigration Enforcement pp. 215-238 Downloads
Kara Joyner
Violent Crime and Immigrant Removals: Reasons and Determinants of Immigrant Deportations, 1908-1986 pp. 239-254 Downloads
Ryan D. King and Denise Obinna
Crimmigration, Deportability and the Social Exclusion of Noncitizen Immigrants pp. 255-265 Downloads
Shirley P. Leyro and Daniel L. Stageman
Felons, not Families”: Criminalized illegality, stigma, and membership of deported “criminal aliens pp. 284-300 Downloads
Heidy Sarabia

Volume 15, issue 1, 2018

When "expatriation" is a matter of family. Opportunities, barriers and intimacies in international mobility pp. 1-16 Downloads
Flavia Cangià and Tania Zittoun
Family, Boundaries and Transformation. The International Mobility of Professionals and Their Families pp. 17-31 Downloads
Flavia Cangià, Déborah Levitan and Tania Zittoun
The role of family relationships in migration decisions: a reconstruction based on implicit starting points in migrants’ justifications pp. 33-44 Downloads
Sara Greco
"We live a life in periods" - Perceptions of mobility and becoming an expat spouse pp. 45-54 Downloads
Julia Büchele
Moving to paradise for the children’s sake pp. 55-65 Downloads
Mari Korpela
Family configurations and arrangements in the transnational mobility of early-career academics: Does gender make twice the difference? pp. 67-84 Downloads
Alina Toader and Janine Dahinden
Femininities and masculinities in highly skilled migration: Peruvian graduates’ narratives of employment transitions and binational marriages in Switzerland pp. 85-98 Downloads
Romina Seminario
Temporary international mobility, Family Timing, Dual Career and family democracy. A case of Swedish medical professionals pp. 99-111 Downloads
Katarzyna Wolanik Boström, Magnus Öhlander and Helena Pettersson
Temporarily protected Syrians’ access to the healthcare system in Turkey: Changing policies and remaining challenges pp. 113-124 Downloads
Basak Bilecen and Dilara Yurtseven
Exploring the ‘Third Coast’ and ‘Second City’: Background and research on African migration in the Midwestern U.S. and Greater Chicago Metropolitan Area pp. 125-138 Downloads
C. Kevin Taber

Volume 14, issue 3, 2017

Editorial pp. 329-330 Downloads
Ibrahim Sirkeci
Migration and the Internet pp. 331-342 Downloads
Thomas John Cooke and Ian Shuttleworth
Health, well-being, and urban refugees: an agenda paper pp. 343-354 Downloads
Kelly Ann Yotebieng
The new ‘diaspora trap’ framework: Explaining return migration from South Africa to Zimbabwe beyond the ‘failure-success’ framework pp. 355-370 Downloads
Divane Nzima and Philani Moyo
In this paper a case is made for the necessity of an inter-disciplinary treatment of the migration phenomenon pp. 371-383 Downloads
Islam Ahmed
Climate change and migration in the rural sector of northern Mexico (Zacatecas and San Luis Potosí) pp. 383-395 Downloads
Ana María Aragonés Castañer and Uberto Salgado Nieto
Towards a Migration Letters Index: the most influential works and authors in Migration Studies pp. 397-424 Downloads
Ibrahim Sirkeci, Jeffrey H. Cohen and Andrej Přívara

Volume 14, issue 2, 2017

Editorial pp. 187-188 Downloads
Carla De Tona
Diaspora policies and co-development: A Comparison between India, China and Mexico pp. 189-203 Downloads
Camelia Tigau, Amba Pande and Yan Yuan
Determinants of migration and the gravity model of migration – application on Western Balkan emigration flows pp. 204-220 Downloads
Visar Malaj and Stefano de Rubertis
Eliciting salient beliefs of engineers in Malaysia on migrating abroad pp. 221-236 Downloads
Balu Ramoo, Chong Yee Lee and Cheng Ming Yu
Human Capital Theory and Internal Migration: Do Average Outcomes Distort Our View of Migrant Motives? pp. 237-250 Downloads
Martin Korpi and William A.V. Clark
Explaining the labor market gaps between immigrants and natives in the OECD pp. 251-262 Downloads
Andreas Bergh
Memory, nostalgia and the creation of “home”: a returnee woman’s journey pp. 263-272 Downloads
Johanna Zulueta
Multi-professional work practices in the field of immigrant integration – examples of collaboration between the police and social work pp. 273-284 Downloads
Sari Vanhanen and Elli Heikkilä
Can international migration forecasting be improved? The case of Australia pp. 285-299 Downloads
Tom Wilson
Gender and youth migration for empowerment: migration trends from Tanzania pp. 300-317 Downloads
Gemma Joan Nifasha Todd, Benjamin Clarke, Millie Marston, Mark Urassa and Jim Todd
President Trump and US Migration after 100 Days pp. 319-328 Downloads
Philip L. Martin

Volume 14, issue 1, 2017

Transnational migrant families: navigating marriage, generation and gender in multiple spheres pp. 1-10 Downloads
Mulki Mulki Al-Sharmani, Marja Tiilikainen and Sanna Mustasaari
Marriage conclusion in Belgian Muslim families: Navigating transnational social spaces of normativity pp. 11-24 Downloads
Kim Lecoyer
Ruling on belonging: transnational marriages in Nordic immigration laws pp. 25-37 Downloads
Sanna Mustasaari
Marriage and transnational family life among Somali migrants in Finland pp. 38-49 Downloads
Mulki Mulki Al-Sharmani and Abdirashid A Ismail
Twice as many helpers: Unpacking the connection between marriage migration and older labour immigrants’ access to family support pp. 50-62 Downloads
Anika Liversage
‘Whenever mom hands over the phone, then we talk’: Transnational ties to the country of descent among Canadian Somali youth pp. 63-74 Downloads
Marja Tiilikainen
1.5-generation immigrant adolescents’ autonomy negotiations in transnational family contexts pp. 75-87 Downloads
Elina Turjanmaa, Anne Alitolppa-Niitamo and Inga Jasinskaja-Lahti
Transnationalism, social capital and gender – young Pakistani Muslim women in Bradford, UK pp. 88-100 Downloads
Gurchathen S Sanghera and Suruchi Thapar-Bjorkert
Searching for ‘success’: generation, gender and onward migration in the Iranian diaspora pp. 101-112 Downloads
Melissa Kelly
A new era for labour migration in the GCC? pp. 113-126 Downloads
Philip L. Martin and Froilan Malit
Turkey’s refugees, Syrians and refugees from Turkey: a country of insecurity pp. 127-144 Downloads
Ibrahim Sirkeci
News discourse and ideology: critical analysis of Copenhagen gang wars’ online news pp. 145-160 Downloads
Pınar Yazgan and Deniz Eroğlu Utku
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