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Immigrants send $500 billlion home to struggling families

by Mariam Khan
Feb 07, 2013


Migrant workers have always sent money home to support family and friends, but in recent years these so-called remittances have reached record highs. The World Bank estimates remittances topped $500 billion last year. Medill Reports takes a closer look at the impact for one Indian woman and her family.