overview of the sending country as well as that of the diaspora and the efforts, policies and programs put forwards to ensure effective integration. The paper seeks to link the theoretical discussions about immigration with relevant cases and examples. The paper is organized in questions in order to logically present the arguments in an organized manner.
“Transnational Migration” by Thomas Faist, Margit Fauser and Eveline Reisenauer provides an overview of transnational migration by analyzing how people cross the border, how their lives manifest across the border and how their families develop politically, economically and socially. The book argues that immigrants are not interested in just crossing the border, but also in betterment and survival by developing a lifestyle strategy. The concept of cross-border migration not only applies to sustained transnational ties, but also to ties established by national minorities who have been living outside their original kin states such as the Hungarians who have been living in Romani and Slovakia, outside Hungary. This case of Hungary is much like that of Germany. Germany identified with the majority groups and therefore would not allow minority groups, who were recruited to work as immigrant workers to establish permanent residents in Germany and bring their culture and decent there. After the decline of labor recruitment and the immigrant workers settled there, Germany had to accept the permanent nature of immigration. Transnational approach explores transnationalism as process that indicates sustained ties, events and activities that take place across several national borders. The book introduces every chapter with a case study drawn from either cross border links between Mexico and the United States, Latin America, Germany or Turkey.