DOI link for Migration
Most international migration is driven from developing to developed countries and the US is the leading destination for people who choose to relocate to a new country. According to migration literature, most international migration is for economic reasons. Migrants move to places with more prevalent and financially more attractive job opportunities. A wealth of literature discusses the nature of immigrant enclaves and how they have been evolving. Vast research papers show that, despite visible displays of foreign cultural practices, enclaves have been effective in integrating immigrants into mainstream American life although they may at the same time inhibit the acculturation of some migrants who only feel comfortable in their cultural and linguistic environments. Later migration waves, like the migration of the 1980s, were characterized by a focus on countries in closer proximity to Poland. International professionals are therefore often perceived as existing in their own international and nation-less group, united by experiences of transnational migration and shared skill sets.