Articles | Volume 78, issue 3
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07 Aug 2023
Standard article |  | 07 Aug 2023

Arrival brokers as a key component of the arrival infrastructure: how established migrants support newcomers

Nils Hans

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The article shows that new immigrants in arrival neighbourhoods can draw on the experience of previous immigrants, who pass on their arrival-specific knowledge. The research is part of a PhD thesis, in which the relevance of arrival infrastructures for the arrival process of immigrants is investigated. The findings of this article are based on 17 interviews with established migrants in an arrival neighbourhood in the German city of Dortmund.