1. Introduction

Professional mobility has been depicted as the most favorable scenario for emigration, since individuals frequently get to choose the place where they want to reside and they can even prepare for their resettlement by studying the language spoken there before their departure.  However, there are situations where skilled migrants are forced to move for the same reasons as the unskilled; wars, poverty and violence may provoke sudden or inadequately planned decisions to migrate.
The objective of this survey is to look at the individual and collective challenges of sudden and/or forced displacements, based on the life experiences of skilled refugees who would be willing to answer the questions in this survey. As you will notice, some of the questions are open ended so that you can make comments and express subjective opinions, since my main goal is to learn about how you have perceived your migratory experience and its impacts on your life, rather than merely obtaining quantitative data.
Thank you for your time and patience to answer this survey. 
Camelia Tigau
Researcher at the Center for Research on North America (CISAN)
National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
Regional Vice-President at the Global Research Forum on Diasporas and Transnationalism (India)
ctigau@unam.mx

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