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Migration Course Mindmap by Mind Map: Migration Course Mindmap
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Migration Course Mindmap

Instructor: Kate B. Pok-Carabalona

Major Legislations

Chinese Exclusion Act

Johnson-Reed Act (aka Immigration Act of 1924)

Hart-Cellar Act (Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965)

Future of Immigrants



born in another country other than US

foreign stock

defined as foreign-stock + children and sometimes grandchildren of foreign born

ethnic enclave

ethnic niches

ethnic sucession



middlemen minority

social capital

"...refers to the capacity of individuals to command scarce resources by virtue of their membership in social networks or broader social structures." p. 312 (Portes, 1995, p.12 via Mobasher and Sadri)


1. Main Migration Theories

(M&S) CH1: Theories of International Migration: Review and Appraisal, p.1-28.

Discussion Questions about Migration Theory

4 Main Theories of Migration

Conditions for movement

How Movement is Sustained

Comparing across space and time

Immigrant Assimilation / Incorporation

Theories of Assimilation

Challenges to Integration - Documentation Status

Economic Adaptation/Insertion

Immigration, Ethnicity, and Ethnic Relations

Residential Segregation & Enclaves

Gender & Immigration

Political Incorporation

Alternatives to Assimilation

Theories challenging assimilation?




3. Post 1965 Immigrants

Stats on Immigrants and US Population

post-1965 typology

post-1965 groups

see Portes p. 21

Second Generation

Identity & Race of 2nd Gen

Housing & Education

Work & Future


2. History of Immigration to NYC

These divisions will necessarily be somewhat simplistic.

Major Historical Events

Colonial period

mid-19th century (1790-1849)

Late 19th Century (1850s-1890s)

Early 20th century (1890s-1930s)



see Portes p. 21

About the course

Course Description

Course Objectives