An “ordinary” life with an unauthorized legal status. Different life strategies of Polish undocumented immigrants in the United States – a case study of Strzyżów District Cover Image

„Zwyczajne” życie z nieuregulowanym statusem prawnym... Różne strategie funkcjonowania polskich nieudokumentowanych imigrantów w Stanach Zjednoczonych – studium przypadku powiatu strzyżowskiego
An “ordinary” life with an unauthorized legal status. Different life strategies of Polish undocumented immigrants in the United States – a case study of Strzyżów District

Author(s): Joanna Kulpińska
Subject(s): Migration Studies, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Asylum, Refugees, Migration as Policy-fields
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego w Krakowie
Keywords: undocumented migrations; Polish immigrants in the U.S.; migrations from a Polish village; immigration policy;

Summary/Abstract: The main aim of this paper is an analysis of life strategies undertaken by Polish undocumented immigrants in the United States. The attention is paid to different unlawful activities: ways of unauthorized entry into the U.S. territory, functioning in this country with undocumented status, as well as illegal methods of legalizing their status. The analysis was carried out on the basis of the micro-histories of several families from the Province of Podkarpacie. The text aims to analyze the lives of undocumented migrants in order to show that, paradoxically, they are very similar to the methods of functioning of other host society members.

  • Issue Year: X/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 60-74
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish