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ERIC Number: EJ1112495
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2377-9187
Documenting the Undocumented: "Testimonios" as a Humanizing Pedagogy
Ochoa, Laura
Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, v10 n2 p49-64 2016
This article delves deep into the story of "illegal" immigration, while humanizing the issue of those who experience it and its enduring consequences. In so doing, this study seeks to look beyond the broadly articulated claims about undocumented immigrants and shed light on what it really means to be unauthorized in America. This body of research challenges current immigration discourse through personal accounts, by exposing the areas of immigration where understanding is most needed. I use the methodological approach of "testimonio" to conduct, collect, and analyze four "testimonio" interviews of current undocumented immigrants living in the United States. Towards the endeavor, this article seeks to create a rich narrative of human survival and about the struggles and obstacles undocumented immigrants face within our broken immigration system.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Mexico
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