A Migrant Family's Timeline
Lyndon Johnson signs an immigration law that unexpected launches a new age of mass migration. The number of immigrants more than quadruples over the next half-century to 45 million.
Rosalie Comodas is born, grows up in Manila slums.
Europe ends its guest worker programs, but the migrants stay, seeding ethnic minority communities.
President Ferdinand Marcos starts a program to send Filipino workers abroad.
When Rosalie is nine, her father, Emet, takes a pool cleaning job in Saudi Arabia at ten times his Manila pay.
Rosalie, 25, takes her first foreign job, as nurse in Saudi Arabia.
Migration to rich countries has nearly tripled in three decades, driven by a population boom in the developing world and rising inequality.
The World Bank discovers that remittances, the sums that migrants send home, are greater than three times the world’s foreign aid budgets combined.
Rosalie and her husband, Chris, move to Abu Dhabi, where nearly the entire private workforce is foreign-born.
The defeat of George Bush’s ``comprehensive’’ plan signals rising opposition to immigration among conservatives.
Rosalie, 41, moves to Texas with her husband and three young children.
Rosalie buys a house in the Houston suburbs, achieving in three years a milestone that once took three generations.
The number of global migrants hits 248 million, a rise of more than 40 percent since the turn of the century. Remittances total $450 billion.
Donald Trump is elected president after calling Mexicans ``rapists’’ and pledging to build a border wall. Backlash against migration fuels the British vote to the leave the E.U.
The immigrant share of the U.S. population, 13.7 percent, reaches highest level in a century.
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