Open Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 10 (October 2016)

ISSN Print: 2327-5952   ISSN Online: 2327-5960

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How Immigration Law Impacts the Household Life of F-2 Wives in the USA

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DOI: 10.4236/jss.2016.410009    1,043 Downloads   1,472 Views  

ABSTRACT

This paper utilizes a feminist framework to examine the impact of immigration policies on the family and household life of wives of international students. The research process included interviews with thirty-two wives who came to the US on a F-2 visa, along with analysis of immigration policies. Immigration regulations, which prohibit wives from accessing full-time education and employment opportunities, reinforce traditional gender identities within the family. Migration is associated with a loss of power and unequal status within the marital relationship. F-2 wives report a significant increase in their burden of unpaid reproductive labor. The findings of this study contribute to the growing body of literature on how the migration of families to the United States is shaped by gendered institutions.

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Bordoloi, S. (2016) How Immigration Law Impacts the Household Life of F-2 Wives in the USA. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 4, 111-129. doi: 10.4236/jss.2016.410009.

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