Chapter 5 uncovers the degree to which migrants are often excluded transnationally from social citizenship. The transnational space of social citizenship is defined in terms of tangible rights to shelter, education, and healthcare, but it also encompasses the less tangible right to family life and the necessity of having “social support.” Migrants’ experiences in relation to each of these domains are discussed, highlighting the worrying tendency toward a lack of solidaridad (solidarity) from Chilean service providers—a case study of six migrant women’s experiences of pregnancy and birth in Chile attest to this particularly.
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