What is Migration?



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Ch. 3: Migration - Key Issue 1

What is Migration?

De Blij, pp. 78-85


1. According to the Field Note, even though migrating is dangerous what has motivated many Haitians to make it to the USA?

2. List some of the reasons why an immigrant would risk their lives crossing the dangerous US-Mexico border?


3. As a whole, what is one of the primary goals of most undocumented migrants?

4. Define remittance:

4b. How are remittances important to the economies from where the migrants are from?

5. According to the map on pg. 80 (Figure 3.2), which are the top 5 countries that have the highest number of legal immigrants to the USA?


6. How has September 11, 2001, affected immigration policy in the United States?

7. In the chart below describe and provide examples of the 3 Type of Migratory Movement.



Type of Movement

Description

Example(s)

Cyclic Movement






Periodic Movement






Migration





8. Use the map on page 84 in your textbook to prepare a sketch map which shows the migratory patterns of the Great Migration in the USA. Be sure to use different colors to sketch the migration & include a key.




9. Use the map on page 84 in your textbook to prepare a sketch map which shows the migratory patterns Recent Internal Migration in the USA. Be sure to use different colors to sketch the migration & include a key. You do not need to identify the states.


Ch. 3: Migration - Key Issue 2



Why Do People Migrate?

De Blij, pp. 85-93


1. Define forced migration:

2. Define voluntary migration:


3. According to the text, what pattern has been found in studies of gender & migration?

3. Briefly summarize the following examples of the following forced migrations in world history. Be sure to include a summary of the history, where they migrated to, statistics of the # of forced migrants, and the effects of the migration, if any.


Examples of Forced Migration




Atlantic Slave Trade

Soviet Union

Haiti

Afghanistan


















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