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This guide presents a variety of research resources about undocumented populations in the United States, plus pointers to assistance for undocumented CSUSB students.
Selected books from Pfau Library
Undocumented: How immigration became illegal by
Call Number: Physical copies + Ebook
Publication Date: 2014
Explores what it means to be undocumented in a legal, social, economic and historical context In this illuminating work, immigrant rights activist Aviva Chomsky shows how "illegality" and "undocumentedness" are concepts that were created to exclude and exploit. With a focus on US policy, she probes how people, especially Mexican and Central Americans, have been assigned this status-and to what ends. Blending history with human drama, Chomsky explores what it means to be undocumented in a legal, social, economic, and historical context. The result is a powerful testament of the complex, contradictory, and ever-shifting nature of status in America.
Undocumented and in College: Students and institutions in a climate of national hostility by
Call Number: Ebook
Publication Date: 2017
This book chronicles the experiences of undocumented students at Jesuit institutions of higher education. Based on an extensive study that incorporated survey research and in-depth interviews, the study presents the perspectives of students, staff, and the institutions, and is framed within immigration's historical and legal contexts.
We Are Not Dreamers: Undocumented scholars theorize undocumented life in the United States by
Call Number: Ebook
Publication Date: 2020
The widely recognized "Dreamer narrative" celebrates the educational and economic achievements of undocumented youth to justify a path to citizenship. While a well-intentioned, strategic tactic to garner political support of undocumented youth, it has promoted the idea that access to citizenship and rights should be granted only to a select group of "deserving" immigrants. The contributors to We Are Not Dreamers--themselves currently or formerly undocumented--poignantly counter the Dreamer narrative by grappling with the nuances of undocumented life in this country. Theorizing those excluded from the Dreamer category--academically struggling students, transgender activists, and queer undocumented parents--the contributors call for an expansive articulation of immigrant rights and justice that recognizes the full humanity of undocumented immigrants while granting full and unconditional rights.
Unauthorized: Portraits of Latino immigrants by
Call Number: 3rd Floor E184.S75 C527 2019
Publication Date: 2019
As immigration remains a controversial topic in the United States, this book aims to dispel common misconceptions about immigration while introducing readers to the real people behind the headlines. The topic of undocumented immigration has received tremendous attention--from the debate on immigration reform to the Executive Actions of President Obama to the growing numbers of unaccompanied minors from Central America and more. In addition, the Syrian refugee crisis and the anti-immigrant discourse of presidential candidate Donald Trump have enraged many observers and emboldened others. This book provides factual information to readers who are interested in learning more about these issues and the people who are labeled "illegal."