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The Field of Migration: Programs and Strategies
The field of migration: Programs and strategies

The field of migration is a highly varied one. However, consistent with the coverage in the previous two chapters, the focus in this chapter is on those areas that we have included under labor migration and forced migration or displacement. These areas are, in regard to labor migration—migrant workers, irregular workers, and trafficked persons; in regard to displacement—displaced persons, asylum seekers, and refugees. A major area thus omitted is the largest component of formal immigration programs, namely, skilled migration and family reunion migration. Most Western countries, for example, operate programs of this kind, and many social workers are involved in resettlement, integration, and other programs pertaining to these arrivals. There is ...

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