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Immigration self-help services for US citizens with foreign spouses uphold gender inequality, and act as unofficial border police

Longo, Gina Marie (2018) Immigration self-help services for US citizens with foreign spouses uphold gender inequality, and act as unofficial border police. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (17 Aug 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans apply for green cards and citizenship for their non-American spouses. And while gender and race-based discrimination is a thing of the past in US immigration policy, new research from Gina Marie Longo reveals that gender inequality is alive and well in the forums where petitioners seek immigration advice. Studying over 2 million online conversations about immigration, she finds that the advice given is often gendered and racialized depending on petitioners’ race and gender, and on their spouse’s country of origin.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2018/08/17/immigr...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author; Online
Divisions: IGA: United States Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Sets: Research centres and groups > United States Centre
Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2019 11:53
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2019 23:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91566

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