The effects of global human mobility and the serious policy and legislative challenges it poses to the governments of both developed and developing countries is a subject that has dominated much of recent migration literature and policy debates. How to leverage human mobility for development, while at the same time minimise its adverse effects is both a political and a policy challenge for many governments. In response, a growing number of governments in migrantsí countries of origin are initiating mechanisms for 1 strengthening ties with their diaspora (Aquinas, 2009; Zoomers et al., 2008; De Haas, 2006; Levitt & de la Dehesa, 2003). . . .
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