This book relates social constraints and opportunities to micro-level exile decision making. It focuses on Cuban, Indo-Chinese, Ethiopian, Eritrean and Iranian exile communities in the United States. The book analyzes the origins of these large groups of exiles and their treatment under US policy.
Introduction to Contemporary Cross-National Population Movements: Challenges for International Relations and U.S. Policy -- Third-World Refugee Formation -- Framework for Analysis: National Politics, External Intervention, and Individual Motivation -- Revolutions and Refugees: The Global and National Context in Historical Perspective -- Individual Exile Decision Making -- Post-Revolution Migration Routes -- Vintages, Steps, and Waves -- Applications of U.S. Admission Policy -- Third-World Exiles in Industrial Societies: The U.S. Reception -- Profiles: Post-Revolution Exile Communities in the United States -- Economic Adjustment and Social Adaptation -- Repatriation -- The Decision to Return -- State and Transnational Barriers to Refugee Repatriation -- Conclusions -- Policy Implications for the United States -- Looking Toward the Future: Refugees and International Relations -- Appendix -- Further Reading