Dr. Gastón A. Fernández is Associate Professor of the Department of Politics Sciences at Indiana State University. Terre Haute, Indiana. He serves as the Executive Director of the International Affairs Center en ISU. He is the co-author of Hispanic Migrant in the United States and has published numerous articles and invited books reviews in the topic of Cuban and Hispanic migraation to the U.S. and Central America.
This book examines the experience of the Mariel migrants from their departure from Cuba to their arrival, resettlement and adaptation in the United States. It fills in a gap in the literature dealing with their internment experiences in the U.S. and explores the political factors bearing on the stigmatizing of the Marielitos as a pathological group. A valuable research bibliography is provided for further research.