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A new working paper by Luis E Guarnizo and Ali R Chaudhary compares how two migrant groups, from Dominica and Columbia, in two different destination countries, Spain and Italy, assimilate and engage with their country of origin

In recent decades the number of people moving across borders for work, family, refuge, and leisure has grown significantly. Migrants from one country commonly move to several different countries of destination, encountering different economic, political, and economic opportunities and barriers. Despite this, the majority of existing studies on the assimilation and transnational practices of migrants look at only one country of destination, which limits our understanding of how the different contexts of reception in destination countries will affect migrant’s future engagement with their origin country.

In this working paper authors  Luis E Guarnizo and Ali R Chaudhary address this gap by comparing two migrant groups, from Dominica and Columbia, in two different destination countries, Spain and Italy. Ali Chaudhary was a visiting fellow at IMI in Micahelmas 2013.