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Potential social benefits of Catalonian independence: Immigrants and their integration

Bastie, Brooke

Catalonia is a region in the broader context of Spain on the cusp of independence. Within this region, there is not only the Spanish identity but the Catalonian identity as well. For immigrants, this dual identity poses a particularly complex barrier for integration into Catalonia and to become integrated members of society. And with positive political policy and incongruent social implementation, the simplification of their community is crucial. One method of simplification is independence. In this paper, I explore the ramifications of this dual identity for immigrants and the potential benefits of independence for Catalonia.