Report: Undocumented youth turn to civic activism to fight for their right to stay in the U.S.
- May 18, 2012
- A study by Leo Chavez, anthropology professor, and Roberto Gonzales, sociology alumnus, is featured on Latina Lista May 17, 2012
From Latina Lista:
UC Irvine anthropologist Leo Chavez and Roberto Gonzales, an assistant professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service, have co-authored a study showing how undocumented immigrant youth, faced with dwindling options in life due to their citizenship status, resort to political and civic activism. The study, "Awakening to a Nightmare": Abjectivity and Illegality in the Lives of Undocumented 1.5-Generation Latino Immigrants in the United States," published in the June issue of Current Anthropology, strives to humanize the unique plight of these young people - young people born in another country but "American-grown."
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