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Open Access Publications from the University of California

Working Papers

Established in March 1999, the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California-San Diego is an interdisciplinary, multinational research and training program devoted to comparative (especially cross-national) work on international migration and refugee movements. Its main intellectual agenda is to systematically compare the U.S. immigration experience - historical and contemporary--with that of other labor-importing countries in other regions (especially the Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Western Europe). It conducts multi-year research projects, holds research conferences, workshops and seminars, hosts visiting research fellows at both the pre- and postdoctoral levels, and publishes monographs and working papers. The Center also conducts field research in immigrant-receiving and sending countries, and trains undergraduates and graduate students to gather primary data among immigrant and refugee populations.

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