(Re)tornados

I am very interested in the linguistic and educational experiences of "retornados", the (not always accurate) name for students raised in the U.S. who find themselves (back) in Mexico during their schooling years.

I am collecting here online articles and other material about this topic, which I first began exploring during a 2011-2012 Fulbright year in Oaxaca, Mexico, in collaboration with the UABJO. I also taught a course about this topic at the University of Illinois at Chicago in Fall 2015; the website contains a list of relevant academic bibliographic references. 

First things first: Check out Tatyana Klein's excellent documentary "Una vida, dos países" at http://www.unavidathefilm.com/#introduction-1 

And here are additional links about this issue frequently updated by Mónica Jacobo: https://cide.academia.edu/MonicaJacobo

"Little L.A., Mexico City": https://local.mx/zonas/zona-centro-norte/tabacalera/little-la/

“Transnational Students”: The Children of Migrants in Rural Junior High Schools in Morelos, Mexico By Kelly A. Turner - email kimpotow@uic.edu for a PDF

 

An article by me, Kim Potowski, in Spanish (2013, page 18): https://issuu.com/contratiempo/docs/contratiempo108 

 

"Jeffrey's difficult move": https://www.nytimes.com/video/world/americas/100000001601146/immigration-upended.html

Oct 2018: https://masdemx.com/2018/10/mexico-little-la-tabacalera-cdmx-comunidad-b...

1) http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/19/world/americas/american-born-children-struggle-to-adjust-in-mexico.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

2) http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Americas/2013/0427/Mexico-Border-schools-adjust-to-influx-of-English-speaking-students?cmpid=addthis_email#.UXwGOmj-SwE.email

3) "Deportados, o de forma voluntaria, casi tres millones de migrantes mexicanos regresaron de Estados Unidos entre 2000 y 2010. Animal Político presenta una serie de cinco entregas acerca de los obstáculos que enfrentan los retornados para reinsertarse a sus comunidades." https://www.animalpolitico.com/2013/08/la-traicion-de-mexico/

4) http://www.chron.com/news/article/Pew-report-More-people-now-moving-from-U-S-to-3925393.php#src=fb

5) https://www.univision.com/noticias/reforma-migratoria/mexicanos-sin-identidad-en-el-limbo-de-la-reforma-migratoria 

6) MexSu: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/mexsu/english/research/volver.html

7) Video, "Two countries, no home":  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/23/opinion/two-countries-no-home.html

8) http://www.latimes.com/world/great-reads/la-fg-c1-mexico-dreamers-20141104-story.html#page=1

9) http://vinculando.org/articulos/sociedad_mexico/ninos_jovenes_educacion_migracion_mexico_estados_unidos.html

10) http://www.sinectica.iteso.mx/?seccion=articulo&lang=es&id=650_escuela_de_papel_intervencion_educativa_en_una_institucion_donde_asisten_ninas_y_ninos_migrantes

11) March 2015: http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-mexico-schools-americans-20150309-story.html  

12) http://eluniversal.com.mx/articulo/periodismo-de-investigacion/2015/08/23/expulsa-eu-500-mil-dreamers-mexico 

13) July 2016: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/13/immigration-us-children-mi...  

14) Interactive map of the migration patterns between Mexican states and U.S. states: http://www.ime.gob.mx/mapas/circuitos/circuitos_2010.swf  --> NO LONGER VALID unfortunately because it ws awesome. Here is a different one, look under "Flujos de migrantes mexicanos con destino a los Estados Unidos."

15) Bryan Jensen's work: https://sinectica.iteso.mx/index.php/SINECTICA/article/view/757/680