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Argentina

Immigration has a long tradition in Argentina. In the years of the great transatlantic migrations Argentina developed into one of the most important immigration destinations in the New World, second only to the United States. Immigrants from Europe were regarded as agents of change who were expected to lead the country towards a path to civilization and modernity. Nowadays, immigrants from other Latin American states prevail. Their immigration challenges the dominant and popular image of a "white" society, a position shared by many Argentines.

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Introduction

Arguably, no other country in the New World was transformed by the great cycle of migration of the 19th and 20th centuries as profoundly as Argentina. In a relatively short period of time - from…

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Historical Developments of Immigration and Emigration

Arguably, no other country in the New World was transformed by the great cycle of migration of the 19th and 20th centuries as profoundly as Argentina. From roughly 1870 to 1930 approximately six…

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Recent Developments of Immigration and Emigration

Since the founding of the republic in the early 19th century, Argentina has been a magnet for immigrants from neighboring countries. Their immigration did, however, challenge the dominant image of a…

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The Immigrant Population

Ever since, Argentina has been an important destination for immigrants from Europe, neighboring Latin American countries and other parts of the world. As a result, the country's population is very…

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Argentines Abroad

Argentina has a long history of immigration. The country does, however, also witness emigration flows. Many Argentines left the country during the aftermath of the financial crisis in 2001, seeking…

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Changing Legal Frameworks of Immigration and Regularization

Once the republic was established in the 19th century, Argentina actively recruited immigrants from Europe. In the time of the great transatlantic migrations the country became the second most…

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Citizenship

In Argentina, there has been a long tradition of immigration. Between roughly 1870 and 1930 about six million Europeans arrived in the country. Today, it is especially people from neighboring Latin…

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Refuge and Asylum - Refugee Policy

Throughout its history, immigration has had a significant impact on Argentina. Not all of them came to the country voluntarily. In 1985, the country started to grant refugee status. It was, however,…

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Challenges and Outlook

Argentina is a country with a long-standing history of immigration. The Constitution of 1854 already emphasized the importance of immigration for the country's development. Especially European…

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References and Further Reading

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