How does the experience of immigration differ depending on one's gender?

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Immigration differs depending on gender in that men and women may receive different responses from border officials and face different challenges and opportunities before, during, and after immigration.

In Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite With His Mother by journalist Sonia Nazario , the...

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Immigration differs depending on gender in that men and women may receive different responses from border officials and face different challenges and opportunities before, during, and after immigration.

In Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite With His Mother by journalist Sonia Nazario, the book's namesake travels from Honduras to the United States. The boy goes through this migration in order to reunite with his mother.

Nazario wrote Enrique's Story to document the hundreds of thousands of migrants entering the US. She had previously written numerous articles about the topic for the Los Angeles Times. Contrary to other migration patterns, women (in this case, mothers) often migrate here.

Typically, men migrate to find work. Men are often more willing to face the hurdles of migration, which include difficult terrain and bureaucracy, in addition to finding work. This would make it difficult for many women to migrate. However, women may receive softer responses in migrating.

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