Living the Dream: New Immigration Policies and the Lives of Undocumented Latino Youth

1st Edition

Maria Chavez, Jessica L Lavariega Monforti, Melissa R Michelson

Routledge
Published March 30, 2015
Textbook - 192 Pages
ISBN 9781612057118 - CAT# Y223128

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Summary

In 2012, President Obama deferred the deportation of qualified undocumented youth with his policy of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals forever changing the lives of the approximately five million DREAMers currently in the United States. Formerly illegal, a generation of Latino youth have begun to build new lives based on their newfound legitimacy. In this book, the first to examine the lives of DREAMers in the wake of Obama s deferred action policy, the authors relay the real-life stories of more than 100 DREAMers from four states. They assess the life circumstances in which undocumented Latino youth find themselves, the racializing effects generated by current immigration public discourse, and the permanent impact of this policy environment on DREAMers in America."

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