In the Shadows: The Invisible Student Cohort of Mexican Diaspora: A Phenomenological Study of Los Retornos in Michoacán, México

Abstract Unauthorized immigrants account for approximately one fourth of all immigrants in the United States, yet they dominate public perceptions and are at the heart of a policy impasse. Caught in the middle are the children of these immigrants--youth who are coming of age and living in the shadows; they are an invisible cohort. An estimated 5.5 million children and adolescents are growing up with unauthorized immigrant parents, and are experiencing multiple, and yet unrecognized developmental consequences of their families' existence in the shadow of the law. Although these youth are American in spirit and voice, they are, nonetheless, members of families that are "illegal" in the eyes of the law. Many children have been exiled to M... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Quezada Sanders, Irene Genevieve (Author) / Ovando, Carlos J. (Advisor) / Mccarty, Teresa L. (Committee member) / De Los Santos Jr., Alfredo G. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Multicultural education / Bilingual education / Education / Case Studies / Education / Los Retornos / Mixed Nativity / Repatriation / Students
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 218 pages
Language English
Rights All Rights Reserved
Note Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies 2013

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