Transnational Lives

Some immigrants lead transnational lives, building global networks by traveling regularly between the United States and their homelands for business, social, or diplomatic reasons. They often retain ties to their homelands, sending remittances through money and goods to family and communities in their home countries. Others are drawn back to their homelands by job opportunities, family obligations, or homesickness. Some are required to leave the United States because of legal restrictions, and others choose to leave because of discrimination.