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ERIC Number: ED551193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 178
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2677-3385-6
American Dreams on Hold: Exploring the Impact of Immigration Policy on the Educational Experiences and Attitudes of Graduating Undocumented Latina/o College Students
Hudson, Sheila A.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, California State University, Los Angeles
Each year in the United States, thousands of undocumented Latina/o immigrant college students face a variety of challenges as they negotiate postsecondary institutions and cultural landscapes that are predominantly fashioned by traditional American values about race, class, and immigration status that have shaped-and continue to influence-our political, educational, and economic systems. This qualitative case study utilized Latino Critical Race Theory and theories on persistence to explore the educational experiences and persistence stories of undocumented Latina/o students as they approached college graduation. The participants were 11 students who were within one year of degree completion at a large urban university in California. Data collection was conducted during "testimonio" interviews and a focus group. Artifact analysis and observations represented additional sources of data. The findings of this research indicate that individual, social, cultural, and institutional factors contribute significantly to the educational experiences and persistence decisions of undocumented Latina/o college students. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California