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Immigration, Citizenship, and Multiculturalism

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Department
Political Science
Course
POL101Y1
Professor
Jeffrey Kopstein
Semester
Fall

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Nov 15 Immigration, Citizenship, and Multiculturalism International immigration has to be distinguished from migration By crossing an international frontier, one changes their membership status - From being a citizen to being an illegal alien One of the key drives of international migration is material inequality - Relatively higher standards of living act as pull factors - Although some of these opportunities (i.e. cutting fish heads) are poor relative to our standards, they may be an improvement in an international scale Strange Bedfellows Just about every country allows their citizens to freely leave (except North Korea) - However, there is no international right to immigrant - Sovereign states have the right to decide whether or not to let you immigrate What drives immigration? - Employers like immigration; vice versa for employees
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