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From Criminalization to Symbolic Resiliency: Undocumented Immigrants "Re-imagining Success" In the United States

Abstract The goal of this exploratory study is to learn how undocumented immigrants remain resilient by adopting new strategies to survive and thrive despite confronting challenges as they legally justify their presence in the United States. This study will focus on three research questions: first, what are the demographic factors that describe undocumented immigrant family resiliency in the United States? Second, how are social service providers; perceptions of the challenges faced by their clients modified by the services they provide? Third, how do resiliency factors identified by their social service providers allow undocumented immigrants to overcome the challenges of criminalization in the United States? The theoretical framework for this stud... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Alatorre, Francisco J (Author) / Johnson, John (Advisor) / Johnson, John (Advisor) / Zatz, Marjorie (Committee member) / Ashford, Jose (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Criminology / Sociology / Social work / Criminalization / Families / Resiliency / Undocumented Imiigration / Women
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 253 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Justice Studies 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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