Vanessa Delgado

Vanessa Delgado, a UC Irvine PhD candidate who studies how immigrant families broker life in the U.S., said children often can't count on support from their parents for navigating the logistics of a college education. "The values are there in terms of really caring for education, wanting their children to do well, but oftentimes that know-how is missing," said Delgado, who's interviewed dozens of children of immigrants for her research.

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