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Migratory stress and mental health in adolescent and young adult Mexican immigrants living in the United States: contextualizing acculturation



Los inmigrantes contribuyen significativamente a la diversidad cada vez mayor de las poblaciones de los países en los que residen, y aportan una amplia gama de valores culturales, normas y prácticas que ayudan a que cada país sea único. La experiencia de los inmigrantes es multidimensional, y consiste en al menos una y muchas veces reubicaciones geográficas, y los diversos desafíos socioeconómicos, culturales y psicológicos que se encuentran en el camino. En este volumen, los autores proporcionan información sobre la experiencia multidimensional de inmigrantes en diferentes países alrededor del mundo. Se estudia la heterogeneidad de las poblaciones de inmigrantes en varios países y se subraya la importancia de las percepciones y cómo afecta a la experiencia de los inmigrantes. y cómo estos factores afectan su estado de salud mental. Tata sobre la educación y las políticas socioeconómicas que afectan a los inmigrantes y cómo mejorarlos.
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Aim of this study is to provide an analysis of immigration into Greece, underlying the main issues that are to be tackled by the Greek state with a view to drawing up an urgently needed comprehensive and efficient immigration framework. The first section presents the development of alien immigration in modern Greece and the main socio-economic features of the country’s u-turn from the period of sending to the one of receiving economic migrants. In the second section there are analyzed the three major phases of Greek immigration policy and law from 1991-2002: Greece in 1991, by its first draconian Immigration Law number 1975, showed the first signs of awakening from a long state of hibernation. The failure though of this first effort of controlling, in effect preventing, alien immigration led to the second phase of 1998-2001 when the first, also largely unsuccessful, programme of regularization of irregular immigrants was launched. The third major phase of Greek immigration policy started upon the entry into force of the new Immigration Law 2910/2001 which has been a delayed and elliptic attempt to move towards a modern immigration policy framework, introducing at the same time a second programme of irregular immigrants’ regularization. The second section of the study is complemented by an overview of the Greek attempts to control irregular immigration which has been one of the main preoccupations of Greek authorities and has topped their agendas with EU and Balkan states alike. The main tools against irregular immigration used by Greece so far have been regional inter-state agreements, an idea that has not produced the results wished for, since it has not been coupled by the necessary inter-state co-operation on substantive issues pertaining to the root causes of migration. Finally the third section focuses on some major issues regarding the peripheral, marginalized socio-political position of alien immigrant population and its prospects in modern Greek society. These are serious problems requiring the urgent action both of the state and the civil society. The study concludes by pinpointing the basic crucial themes on which a new comprehensive Greek immigration policy should be based, breaking the constraints of the archaic logic of immigration control that has so far led to a complete dead end, concurrently adopting a holistic thesis of action both regionally and on the European level.
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