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by Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein, PhD Anthropology, ALELO
January 21, 2016

When my friends in Mexico migrate within the country, they always go to places where they have family or townspeople. Even if they’ve heard that jobs are more plentiful elsewhere, it’s better to have a network. The community can get you a job, they tell me.

In fact, the community is practically obligated to get you a job. The community is obligated to do anything within its power to support its members.

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