Crossing International Borders in Search of a Better Life: Examining the Psychological Impact of the Immigration Experience

Ivelisse Torres Fernández, Steve R. Pereira, Jen Aicart, Gonzalo Salas


The focus of this paper is to discuss the cycle of migration and its
psychological impact on the lives of immigrants. An overview of current
migration trends, a discussion on the cycle of immigration (Casas,
2014), and its psychological consequences are presented. A qualitative
phenomenological approach was utilized to analyze the stories of four
immigrants, which resulted in a thematic analysis that discusses the cycle
of immigration and its impact. The paper concludes with a discussion of
implications, limitations, and future research.

Palabras clave

migration, cycle of immigration, psychological impact


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