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ERIC Number: EJ1157875
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0164-775X
Unauthorized Immigrant Students in the United States: Educational Policies, Practices, and the Role of School Psychology
Sulkowski, Michael L.
Communique, v46 n1 p1, 30-32 Sep 2017
Overlooking Ellis Island, the famous port of entry for millions of U.S. immigrants, is the Statue of Liberty. Miss Liberty's lamp has welcomed millions of immigrants to the United States. However, in light of recent executive orders against immigration as well as efforts to detain and deport millions of unauthorized immigrants, one might wonder whether Miss Liberty's lamp is dimming. It is important to note, however, that various forms of anti-immigrant sentiment, xenophobia, and unchecked nativism are not new to the American narrative. In fact, at different periods in history, most immigrant groups to the United States have been discriminated against, exploited, and ostracized by predominant members of society (Newman, 2013). It was actually less than a century ago that Congress passed an act to limit immigration of individuals from certain European regions because of their perceived subpar intellectual abilities, inferior work ethic, and danger to society. This article explains the current status of unauthorized immigration in the U.S. and educational policies and practices that can assist unauthorized students and families.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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