We are Americans: Undocumented Students Pursuing the American Dream

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Stylus Publishing, LLC., 2009 - Education - 161 pages
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About 2.4 million children and young adults under 24 years of age are undocumented. Brought by their parents to the US as minorsmany before they had reached their teensthey account for about one-sixth of the total undocumented population. Illegal through no fault of their own, some 65,000 undocumented students graduate from the nation's high schools each year. They cannot get a legal job, and face enormous barriers trying to enter college to better themselvesand yet America is the only country they know and, for many, English is the only language they speak.
  

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User Review  - Marcela Paz - Goodreads

Good, is sad but this is real, so is not like I would say, it is a very good fiction book, no. so if you want to read about what many people goes through to live here, go ahead read it and learn too . Read full review

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User Review  - Book Concierge - Goodreads

2.5** Perez is a professor of education and an applied developmental psychologist. Here he turns his attention to teens and young adults whose path to being productive citizens is hampered (or ... Read full review

Contents

1 PENELOPE
3
2 JAIME
11
3 JERONIMO
19
4 LILIA
25
PART TWO Community CollegeStudents
31
5 DANIELLA
33
6 ISABEL
39
7 LUCILA
45
PART FOUR College Graduates
83
13 LUCIA
85
14 MICHAEL
93
15 JULIETA
99
16 ALBA
107
PART FIVE Formerly UndocumentedCollege Graduates
113
17 JESSICA
115
18 JULIA
123

8 PAULINA
51
PART THREE University Students
57
9 ANGELICA
59
10 SASHA
63
11 EDUARDO
71
12 RAUL
77
19 IGNACIO
131
20 NICOLE
141
CONCLUSION
147
Reading Group Guide
157
INDEX
159
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William Perez is Professor of Education at Claremont Graduate University and an applied developmental psychologist. His research focuses on immigrant adolescent social development. Before joining CGU, he worked at various research institutes including the RAND Corporation, the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, and the Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research.

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