By CAROLINA VALDIVIA
In 2009, I had the amazing opportunity to join Professor Marisol Clark-Ibañez’s research project on undocumented immigrants in the educational pipeline. Together with Professor Ibañez and fellow research team members, we conducted a series of in-depth interviews with undocumented students, from elementary school through post-graduation at the university level. We also wrote this book, which is now available for purchase! Check out the chapter I wrote titled, “DREAMer Activism: Challenges and Opportunities”. Perhaps this project is of interest for your own personal experience, work in organizations, courses or research.
Here is the book description:
Though often overlooked in heated debates, nearly 1.8 million undocumented immigrants are under the age of 18. How do immigration policies shape the lives of these young people? How do local and state laws that are seemingly unrelated to undocumented communities negatively affect them? Marisol Clark-Ibáñez and her collaborators deliver an intimate look at growing up as an undocumented Latino immigrant, analyzing the social and legal dynamics that shape everyday life in and out of school.
To purchase a copy of the book, check out Amazon: Undocumented Latino Youth: Navigating Their Worlds (Latinos: Exploring Diversity and Change)
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