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“My Whole Life is in the USA:” Dominican Deportees’ Experiences of Isolation, Precarity, and Resilience

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This chapter analyses the experiences of isolation, precarity, and resilience of Dominican deportees. The context of reception of persons deported from the USA to Latin American and Caribbean countries is highly dependent on the cultural context and laws of each country. However, recent research has shown that deportees suffer isolation and stigmatisation that has clear effects on their social and labour market reintegration. This chapter, drawn from 46 interviews with Dominican deportees, explores how highly stigmatised individuals with minimal job experience find opportunities in the precarious and informal Dominican labour market. The ability of Dominican deportees to re-integrate is in part due to their ability to access the limited labour market opportunities, as well as through remittances from family members in the USA.

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Golash-Boza, T., Navarro, Y.C. (2018). “My Whole Life is in the USA:” Dominican Deportees’ Experiences of Isolation, Precarity, and Resilience. In: Khosravi, S. (eds) After Deportation. Global Ethics. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57267-3_8

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