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Institute for the Study of International M igration. Georgetown University. Washington, DC.

Unauthorized Latino Children. Access to Education, Health Care and Livelihoods Selected bibliography (2000-2012)

Compiled by Elzbieta M. Gozdziak and Nina G. Laufbahn

Photo Credit: Sanjula Weerasinghe

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J. Bhabha, and Crock, M. 2007 Seeking Asylum Alone. A Comparative Study of Laws, Policy and Practice in Australia, the U.K., the U.S. Sydney, Australia: Themis Press.

M.A. Olivas 2012 No Undocumented Child Left Behind. Player v. Doe and the Education of Undocumented Schoolchildren. New York, NY: New York University Press.

J.H. Carens 2010 Immigrants and the Right to Stay. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

L. Olsen 2008 Made in America: Immigrant Students in Our Public Schools. New York, NY: The New Press

E. Conde-Frazier 2011 Listen to the Children: Conversations with Immigrant Families. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press.

W. Perez 2011 Americans by Heart: Undoucmented Latino Students and the Promise of Higher Education. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

L. Chavez 2008 The Latino Threat: Constructing Immigrants, Citizens, and the Nation. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Acknowledgements This bibliography is part of a larger comparative project on the effects of unauthorized and undocumented immigration on children and adolescents’ access to education, health care and the labor market carried out in collaboration with the Center for Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS) at Oxford. We wish to express our gratitude to the Barrow Cadbury Trust and the Carnegie Corporation of New York for providing financial support for this project.

W. Perez and Solorzano, D.G. 2009 We ARE Americans. Undocumented Students Pursuing their American Dream. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

J.C. Dumount, and Lemaître, G. 2005 Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights. 25th ed. Paris: OECD Publishing.

L. Riser 2008 “Immigrant Children and Education”, in F. ChangMuy and E.P. Congress (Eds.), Social Work with Immigrants and Refugees: Legal Issues, Clinical Skills and Advocacy. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company. R.G. Rumbaut and Portes, A. 2001 Ethnicities: Children of Immigrants in America. San Francisco, CA: University of California.

M. Friedmann, Marquardt, T.J. Steigenga, P. J. Williams, and M. A Vásquez 2011 Living ‘Illegal.’ The Human face of Unauthorized Immigration. New York: The New Press. P. Gándara and Contreras, F. 2009 The Latino Education Crisis. The Consequences of Failed Social Policies. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

R.C. Salomone 2010 True American: Language, Identity, and the Education of Immigrant Children. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

P. Gándara and Hopkins, M. 2010 Forbidden Language: English Learners and Restrictive Language Policies. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

P.R. Smokowski and Bacallao, M. 2011 Becoming Bicultural. Risk, Resilience, and Latino Youth. New York: New York University Press.

A. Gershberg 2004 Beyond Bilingual Education: New Immigrants and Public School Policies in California. Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press.

C. Suárez-Orozco and Suárez-Orozco, M. 2001 Children of Immigration. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

R.G. Gonzales 2009 Young Lives on Hold: The College Dreams of Undocumented Students. New York, NY: The College Board.

1995 Transformations. Migration, Family Life, and Achievement Motivation among Latino Adolescents. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

D.J. Hernandez (Ed.) 1998 Children of Immigrants: Health, Adjustment, and Public Assistance. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

C. Suárez-Orozco, Suárez-Orozco, M. and Todorova, I. 2008 Learning a New Land: Immigrant Students in American Society. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

P. Kasinitz, Mollenkopf, J.H., Waters, M.C. and Holdway, J. 2008 Inheriting the City. The Children of Immigrants Come of Age. New York: Russell Foundation.

M.M. Suárez-Orozco and Sattin-Bajaj, C. (Eds.) 2010 Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World. The Ross school Model and Education for the Global Era. New York: New York University Press.

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M.P. Lopez and Lopez, G.R. 2009 Persistent Inequality: Contemporary Realities in the Education of Undocumented Latina/o Students. London, UK: Routledge.

R. Alba and Waters, M.C. (Eds.) 2011 The Next Generation. Immigrant Youth in a Comparative Perspective. New York: New York University Press

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H. Yoshikawa 2011 Immigrants Raising Citizens. Undocumented parents and their Young Children. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.


A. Zagelbaum and Carlson, J. 2010 Working With Immigrant Families: A Practical Guide for Counselors. London: Routeldge.

I. Aboytes 2009 Undocumented Students and Access to Higher Education: A Dream Defined by State Borders. The Journal of Gender, Race, and Justice 12(3):579-601.

M. Baker 1997 The Role of the Family in Immigrants’ Labor-Market Activity: An Evaluation of Alternative Explanations. The American Economic Review: 705.

L.J. Abrego 2006 “I can’t Go to College because I Don’t have Papers”: Incorporation Patterns of Latino Undocumented Youth. Latino Studies 4(3):212-231.

S. Baum, and Flores, S.M. 2011 Higher Education and Children in Immigrant Families. The Future of Children 21(1):171-193. L. Baumeister, and Hearst, N. 1999 Why children’s Health is Threatened by Federal Immigration Policies. West Journal of Medicine 171:58-61.

2008 Legitimacy, Social Identity, and the Mobilization of Law: The Effects of Assembly Bill 540 on Undocumented Students in California. Law & Social Inquiry 33(3):709-734. 2011 Legal Consciousness of Undocumented Latinos: Fear and Stigma as Barriers to Claims-Making for Firstand 1.5-Generation Immigrants. Law & Society Review 45(2):337-369.

F.D. Bean, Leach, M.A., Brown, S.K., Bachmeier, J.D., and Hipp, J.R. 2011 The Educational Legacy of Unauthorized Migration: Comparisons Across U.S.-Immigrant Groups in how Parents? Status Affects their Offspring. International Migration Review 45(2):348-385.

L.J. Abrego, and Gonzales, R.G. 2010 Blocked Paths, Uncertain Futures: The Postsecondary Education and Labor Market Prospects of Undocumented Latino Youth. Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk (JESPAR) 15(1-2):144-157.

K. Belanger 2001 Social Justice in Education for Undocumented Families. Journal of Family Social Work 6(4):61-73. P.P. Belton 2000 The Children Who Pick our Grapes. Peace Review 12(3):463-466.

S.M. Akram 2006 Are they Human Or just Border Rats? Boston University Public Law Journal 15:187-196.

G.A.H. Benjamin 1984 Developmental Differences in Infants and Policy on Undocumented Mexican American Parents. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences 6(2):145-160.

V. Albert 2009 Citizenship Status, Poverty, and Government Transfers for Families with Children. Journal of Social Service Research 35(2):135.

M.L. Berk, and Schur, C.L. 2001 The Effect of Fear on Access to Care among Undocumented Latino Immigrants. Journal of Immigrant Health 3(3):151-156.

J.P. Allen 2006 How Successful are Recent Immigrants to the United States and their Children? Yearbook - Association of Pacific Coast Geographers 68(1):9-32.

M.L. Berk, Schur, C.L., Chavez, L.R., and Frankel, M. 2000 Health Care use among Undocumented Latino Immigrants. Health Affairs 19(4):51-64.

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J.M. Bonovitz 2004 The Child Immigrant. The American Journal of Psychoanalysis 64(2):129-141.

A.E. Arzubiaga, Nogueron, S.C., and Sullivan, A.L. 2009 The Education of Children in Im/Migrant Families. Review of Research in Education 33(1):246-271.

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S. Auerback 2006 “If the Student is Good, Let Him Fly”: Moral Support for College among Latino Immigrant Parents. Journal of Latinos and Education 5(4):275-292.


M.L. Bacallao, and Smokowski, P.R. 2007 The Costs of Getting Ahead: Mexican Family System Changes After Immigration. Family Relations 56(1):52-66.

M.M. Boyd 2009 Social Origins and the Educational and Occupational Achievements of the 1.5 and Second Generations. The Canadian Review of Sociology 46(4):339-369.

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K. Brabeck 2010 The Impact of Detention and Deportation on Latino Immigrant Children and Families: A Quantitative Exploration. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences 32(3):341-361.



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M.J. White and J.E. Glick 2009 Achieving Anew: How New Immigrants Do in American Schools, Jobs, and Neighborhoods. New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation.

P.D. Brandon 2004 The Child Care Arrangements of Preschool-Age Children in Immigrant Families in the United States. International Migration 42(1):65-87.

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J. Brickman 2006 Educating Undocumented Children in the United States: Codification of Plyler v. Doe through Federal Legislation. Georgetown Immigration Law Journal 20(3):385-406.

M.J.A. Carabelli 2009 Whose Children are these? A Rational Approach to Educating Illegal-Alien School Children. International Social Science Review 84(3/4):115.

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J.A. Cardenas, and Cortez, A. 1986 The Impact of “Doe v. Plyler” upon Texas Public Schools. Journal of Law and Education 15(1):1-17.

B.R. Clark 2008 The Immigrant Health Care Narrative and what it Tells Us about the U.S. Health Care System. Annals of Health Law 17(229).

J.H. Carens 2008 The Rights of Irregular Migrants. Ethics & International Affairs 22(2):163-186.

E.F. Cohen 2011 Reconsidering US Immigration Reform: The Temporal Principle of Citizenship. Perspectives on Politics 9(3):575583.

C. Carmina Brittain 2009 Transnational Messages: What Teachers can Learn from Understanding Students’ Lives in Transnational Social Spaces. The High School Journal 92(4):100-114.

N.L. Commins 1992 Parents and Public Schools: The Experiences of Four Mexican Immigrant Families. Equity and Choice 8(2):40-45.

O. Carrasquillo, Carrasquillo, A.I., and Shea, S. 2000 Health Insurance Coverage of Immigrants Living in the United States: Differences by Citizenship Status and Country of Origin. American Journal of Public Health(90):917-923.

F. Contreras 2009 Sin Papeles y Rompiendo Barreras: Latino Students and the Challenges of Persisting in College. Harvard Educational Review 79(4):610-631,781.

F.G. Castro 2007 Is Acculturation really Detrimental to Health? American Journal of Public Health 97(7):1162.

N. Cooc 2011 Immigrants Raising Citizens: Undocumented Parents and their Young Children. Harvard Educational Review 81(3):613-615.

J.A. Castro 2009 Second-Class Citizens: The Schism between Immigration Policy and Children’s Health Care. Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly 37:199. R.S. Catz, and Lenard, H.B. 1979 Federal Pre-Emption and the “Right” of Undocumented Alien Children to a Public Education: A Partial Reply. Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly 6(3):909-932.


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E.R. Chesler 2008 Denying Undocumented Immigrants Acccess to Medicaid: A Denial of their Equal Protection Rights Note. Boston University Public Interest Law Journal 17:255-288.

M. Eckstein 2009 In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students: Not quite Yet. Chronicle of Higher Education 55(35):A19-A19. M.E. Enchautegui 2002 Household Members and Employment Outcomes of Recent Immigrants: A Network Approach. Social Science Quarterly 83(2):594-611. J. Esbenshade 2000 The “Crisis” Over Day Labor: The Politics of Visibility and Public Space. Working USA 3(6):27-27. M.P. Fernandez-Kelly 1994 Divided Fates: Immigrant Children in a Restructured US Economy. The International Migration Review: 662.

G.F. De Jong 2001 A Double Disadvantage? Minority Group, Immigrant Status, and Underemployment in the United States. Social Science Quarterly 82(1):117-130.

C. Fields 2005 Undocumented Students. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning 37(5):4-4.

F. Degiuli 2011 Undocumented College Students in the United States: A Category in Need of further Analysis. Migration Letters 8(1):7-16.

M. Fix, and Zimmermann, W. 2001 All Under One Roof: Mixed-Status Families in an Era of Reform. The International Migration Review 35(2):397419.

K.P. Derose, Escarce, J.J., and Lurie, N. 2007 Immigrants and Health Care: Sources of Vulnerability. Health Affairs 26(5):1258-1268.

E.T. Flores 1984 Research on Undocumented Immigrants and Public Policy: A Study of the Texas School Case. International Migration Review 18(3):505-523.

D.J. Deterding 2008 A Deference-Based Dilemma: The Implications of Lewis v. Thompson for Access to Non-Emergency Health Benefits for Undocumented Alien Children. St. Louis Law Journal 52:951.

S.M. Flores 2009 State Dream Acts: The Effect of in-State Resident Tuition Policies and Undocumented Latino Students. Review of Higher Education 33(2):239-283.

M. Diaz 2011 Undocumented Immigrants and Higher Education: ¡Si Se Puede! Review of Higher Education 34(4):704-706.

V.K.P. Foster 2009 Ending the Silence of the Mexican Immigrant Voice in Public Education: Creating Culturally Inclusive FamilySchool-Community Partnerships. Professional School Counseling 12(3):230-239.

D. Diaz-Strong, Gomez, C., Luna-Duarte, M.E., and Meiners, E.R. 2010 Dreams Deferred and Dreams Denied. Academe 96(3):28-31.

J. Frates, Diringer, J., and Hogan, L. 2003 Models and Momentum for Insuring Low-Income, Undocumented Immigrant Children in California. Health Affairs 22(1):259-263.

S.S. Djajic 2003 Assimilation of Immigrants: Implications for Human Capital Accumulation of the Second Generation. Journal of Population Economics 16(4):831-845.

E.E. Fussell 2011 The Deportation Threat Dynamic and Victimization of Latin Migrants: Wage Theft and Robbery Deportation Threat Dynamic. Sociological Quarterly 52(4):593-615.

K.J. Dougherty, Nienhusser, H.K., and Vega, B.E. 2010 Undocumented Immigrants and State Higher Education Policy: The Politics of in-State Tuition Eligibility in Texas and Arizona. Review of Higher Education 34(1):123173.

C.R. Cooper 1999 Cultural Brokers: Helping Latino Children on Pathways Toward Success. The Future of Children: 51.

S.B. Dozier 1995 Undocumented Immigrant Students at an Urban Community College: A Demographic and Academic Profile. Migration World Magazine 23(1-2):20-20.

J.F. Costick 2002 Legilsating a Public Health Nightmare: The AntiImmigrant Provisions of Hte “Contract with America”

C.A. DuBard, and Massing, M.W. 2007 Trends in Emergency Medicaid Expenditures for Recent and Undocumented Immigrants. JAMA: The Journal

C. Galarneau 2011 Still Missing: Undocumented Immigrants in Health Care Reform. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 22(2):422-428. R. Galindo, Medina, C., and Chavez, X. 2005 Dual Sources of Influence on Latino Political Indetity: Mexico’s Dual Nationality Policy and the DREAM Act. Texas Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy 11:75.



J.M. Calvo 2008 The Consequences of Restricted Health Care Access for Immigrants: Lessons from Medicaid and SCHIP. Annals of Health Law 175(17):175-213.

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M.L. Chavez, Soriano, M., and Oliverez, P. 2007 Undocumented Students’ Access to College: The American Dream Denied. Latino Studies 5(2):254-263.

I. Davies 2009 Latino Immigration and Social Change in the United States: Toward an Ethical Immigration Policy. Journal of Business Ethics 88(01674544):377-391.

N.P. De Genova 2002 Migrant “Illegality” and Deportability in Everyday Life. Annual Review of Anthropology 31(00846570):419447.

R.R. Chao 2008 Beyond Socioeconomics: Explaining Ethnic Group Differences in Parenting through Cultural and Immigration Processes. Applied Developmental Science 12(4):181187.

J.J. Burdick-Will 2006 Assimilation Versus Multiculturalism: Bilingual Education and the Latino Challenge. Journal of Latinos and Education 5(3):209-231.

of the American Medical Association 297(10):1085-1092.

W.S. Davis, Berry, P., and Shaw, J.S. 2008 Using Bright Futures to Improve Community Child Health. Pediatric Annals 37(4):232-7.

C. Chang 2005 Health Care for Undocumented Immigrant Children: Special Members of an Underclass. Washington University Law Quarterly 83:1271-1294.

C.S. Brown 2011 American Elementary School Children’s Attitudes about Immigrants, Immigration, and being an American. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology 32(3):109117.

Congress. Kentucky Law Journal 90(4):1043-1070.

M. Garg 2009 It Pays to Provide Health Care: A Case for Including Undocumented Immigrants. Kennedy School Review 10(15350215):25-28. M. Gibson 2009 Bridges to Success in High School for Migrant Youth. Teachers College Record 111(3):683.

M. Gunlicks 1995 Citizenship as a Weapon in Controlling the Flow of Undocumented Aliens: Evaluation of Proposed Denials of Citizenship to Children of Undocumented Aliens Born in the United States. The George Washington Law Review 63(4):551-584.

R.E. Gildersleeve, Rumann, C., and Mondragon, R. 2010 Serving Undocumented Students: Current Law and Policy. New Directions for Student Services(131):5-18.

D.P. Goldman, Smith, J.P., and Sood, N. 2006 Immigrants and the Cost of Medical Care. Health Affairs 25(6):1700-11.

N.N. Harding 2006 Ethnic and Social Class Similarities and Differences in Mothers’ Beliefs about Kindergarten Preparation. Race, Ethnicity and Education 9(2):223-237.

R.G. Gonzales 2008 Left our but Not Shut Down: Political Activism and the Undocumented Student Movement. Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy 2:219.

L. Hardy 2007 Coping with Illegal Immigrants in School. Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review 72(9):4-6.

2009 On the Rights of Undocumented Children. Society 46(5):419-422.

S. Hebel, and Sewall, M. 2010 Legal Or Illegal, Mexican Immigrants Pose an Educational Challenge to States. Chronicle of Higher Education 56(41):A18-A19.

2010 On the Wrong Side of the Tracks: Understanding the Effects of School Structure and Social Capital in the Educational Pursuits of Undocumented Immigrant Students. Peabody Journal of Education 85(4):469.

D.J. Hernandez 2004 Demographic Change and the Life Circumstances of Immigrant Families. Future of Children(14):17-45.

2011 Learning to be Illegal: Undocumented Youth and Shifting Legal Contexts in the Transition to Adulthood. American Sociological Review 76(4):602-619.

I. Hernandez, Mendoza, F., Lio, M., Laithi, J., and Eusebio, C. 2011 Things I’Ll Never Say: Stories of Growing Up Undocumented in the United States. Harvard Educational Review 81(3):500-507.

J.J. Goodwin-White 2009 Emerging Contexts of Second-Generation Labour Markets in the United States. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 35(7):1105-1128.

I.I. Hill 2008 Improving Coverage and Access for Immigrant Latino Children: The Los Angeles Healthy Kids Program. Health Affairs 27(2):550-559.

L. Graglia 2009 Birthright Citizenship for Children of Illegal Aliens: An Irrational Public Policy. Texas Review of Law & Politics 14(1):1.

J.C. Ho 2007 Birthright Citizenship, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Texas Legislature. Texas Review of Law & Politics 12(1):161-165.

P.E. Green 2003 The Undocumented: Educating the Children of Migrant Workers in America. Bilingual Research Journal 27(1):51-71.

S. Horton, and Barker, J.C. 2009 “Stains” on their Self-Discipline: Public Health, Hygiene, and the Disciplining of Undocumented Immigrant Parents in the Nation’s Internal Borderlands. American Ethnologist 36(4):784.

S. Guendelman, Angulo, V., Wier, M., and Oman, D. 2005 Overcoming the Odds: Access to Care for Immigrant Children in Working Poor Families in California. Maternal and Child Health Journal 9(4):351-362.

D.M. Horwedel 2007 Keeping the DREAM Alive. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 24:4.

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J. Hagan, Rodriguez, N., Capps, R., and Kabiri, N. 2003 The Effects of Recent Welfare and Immigration Reforms on Immigrants’ Access to Health Care. International Migration Review 37(2):444-463.

S. Katz 1999 Teaching in Tensions: Latino Immigrant Youth, their Teachers, and the Structures of Schooling. Teachers College Record 100(4):809-840.

E. Hull 1981 Undocumented Aliens--Equal Protection and the Right to a Free Public Education: Doe v. Plyler. Alabama Law Review 33(0002-4279, 0002-4279):181-197.

N. Kaushal 2008 In-State Tuition for the Undocumented: Education Effects on Mexican Young Adults. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 27(4):pp. 771-792.

D.J. Hutchinson 1982 More Substantive Equal Protection? A Note on Plyler v. Doe. The Supreme Court Review: 167-194.

U.U. Keller 2008 Post-Secondary Educational Attainment of Immigrant and Native Youth. Social Forces 87(1):121-152.

J. Jacqueline Bhabha 2009 Arendt’s Children: Do Today’s Migrant Children have a Right to have Rights? Human Rights Quarterly 31(2):410451.

K.J. Dougherty 2010 Undocumented Immigrants and State Higher Education Policy: The Politics of in-State Tuition Eligibility in Texas and Arizona. Review of Higher Education 34(1):123173.

L. Janka 2008 The Immigrant Child: Past, Present, and Future. Human Ecology 36(2):9-10.

K. Korinek, and Smith, K.R. 2011 Prenatal Care among Immigrant and Racial-Ethnic Minority Women in a New Immigrant Destination: Exploring the Impact of Immigrant Legal Status. Social Science & Medicine 72(10):1695-1703.

J. Jefferies 2008 Do Undocumented Students “Play by the Rules”? Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 52(3):249-251. S. Jenkins 1983 Children Who are Newcomers: Social Service Needs. Journal of Children in Contemporary Society 15(3):39-47.

D.L. Kruse, and Mahony, D. 2000 Illegal Child Labor in the United States: Prevalence and Characteristics. Industrial and Labor Relations Review 54(1):17-40.

P.P. Joassart-Marcelli 2009 The Spatial Determinants of Wage Inequality: Evidence from Recent Latina Immigrants in Southern California. Feminist Economics 15(2):33-72.

L. Ku 2007 Improving Health Insurance and Access to Care for Children in Immigrant Families. Ambulatory Pediatrics : The Official Journal of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association 7(6):412.

A.T. Johnson, and Janosik, S.M. 2008 Public Higher Education and Undocumented Students: A Public Policy Morass. College and University 84(1):32-36,38-41.

L. Ku, and Matani, S. 2001 Left Out: Immigrants’ Access to Health Care and Insurance. Health Affairs 20(1):247-256.

A.A. Kalil 2008 Mothers’ Citizenship Status and Household Food Insecurity among Low-Income Children of Immigrants. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development 2008(121):43-62.

J.T. Kullgren 2003 Restrictions on Undocumented Immigrants’ Access to Health Services: The Public Health Implications of Welfare Reform. American Journal of Public Health 93(10):1630-3.

W.W. Kandel 2001 The Impact of Temporary Labor Migration on Mexican Children’s Educational Aspirations and Performance. The International Migration Review 35(4):1205-1231.

C.C. Lahaie 2008 School Readiness of Children of Immigrants: Does Parental Involvement Play a Role? Social Science Quarterly 89(3):684-705.

G.G. Kao 2004 Parental Influences on the Educational Outcomes



J.E. Glick 2007 Academic Performance of Young Children in Immigrant Families: The Significance of Race, Ethnicity, and National Origins. The International Migration Review 41(2):371-402.

R.W. Kasarda 2009 Affirmative Action Gone Haywire: Why State Laws Granting College Tuition Preferences to Illegal Aliens are Preempted by Federal Law. Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal 2009:197.

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E. Howell, Trenholm, C., Dubay, L., Hughes, D., and Hill, I. 2010 The Impact of New Health Insurance Coverage on Undocumented and Other Low-Income Children: Lessons from Three California Counties. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 21(2):109-124.

M. Guyll, Madon, S., Prieto, L., and Scherr, K.C. 2010 The Potential Roles of Self-Fulfilling Prophecies, Stigma Consciousness, and Stereotype Threat in Linking Latino/a Ethnicity and Educational Outcomes. Journal of Social Issues 66(1):113-130.

E.N. Glenn 2011 Constructing Citizenship: Exclusion, Subordination, and Resistance. American Sociological Review 76(1):1-24.

of Immigrant Youth. The International Migration Review 38(2):427-449. S. Karlin 2007 The Invisible Class. The American School Board Journal :194.

D.M. Horwedel, and Asquith, C. 2006 For Illegal College Students, an Uncertain Future. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 23(6):22-26.

2001 Unfriendly Shores: How Immigrant Children Fare in the U.S. Health System. Health Affairs 20(1):257-266.

G. Lessard, and Ku, L. 2003 Gaps in Coverage for Children in Immigrant Families. The Future of Children 13(1):100-15. M.M. Levels 2008a Educational Performance of Native and Immigrant Children from various Countries of Origin. Ethnic and Racial Studies 31(8):1404-1425.

W. Perez, Espinoza, R., Ramos, K., Coronado, H.M., and Cortes, R. 2009 Academic Resilience among Undocumented Latino Students. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences 31(2):149-181.

K. Marshall, Urrutria-Rojas, X., Soto Mas, F., and Coggin, C. 2005 Health Status and Access to Health Care of Documented and Undocumented Immigrant Latino Women. Health Care Women International 26(10):916-936.

2010 The Political Economy of the Dream Act and the Legislative Process: A Case Study of Comprehensive Immigration Reform. The Wayne Law Review 55: 1757.

S. McGuire, and Georges, J. 2003 Undocumentedness and Liminality as Health Variables. Advances in Nursing Science 26(3):185-95. M.J. McKeefery

E.M. Olivos 2009 Immigration and Educational Inequity: An Examination of Latino Immigrant Parents’ Inclusion in the Public School Context. The Journal of Latino-Latin American Studies 3(3):38-55.

2007 A Call to Move Forward: Pushing Past the Unworkable Standard that Governs Undocumented Immigrants’ Access to Health Care Under Medicaid. The Journal of Health Care Law & Policy 10(2):391-419.

I.M. Olmedo 2010 Hoy Marchamos, Mañana Votamos: Teachers Address Immigrant Rights’ Moblizations in their Classrooms. Race, Gender & Class 17(1/2):163-179.

C. Menjívar 2006 Liminal Legality: Salvadoran and Guatemalan Immigrants’ Lives in the United States. The American Journal of Sociology 111(4):999-1010.

A.N. Ortega, Horwitz, S.M., Fang, H., Kuo, A.A., Wallace, S.P., and Inkelas, M. 2009 Documentation Status and Parental Concerns about Development in Young US Children of Mexican Origin. Academic Pediatrics 9(4):278-82.

D.K.H. Messias, and Lacy, E. 2007 Katrina-Related Health Concerns of Latino Survivors and Evacuees. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 18(2):443. E. Midobuche 2001 More than Empty Footprints in the Sand: Educating Immigrant Children. Harvard Educational Review 71(3):529535.

A.N. Ortega, Fang, H., Perez, V.H., Rizzo, J.A., Carter-Pokras, O., Wallace, S.P., and Gelberg, L. 2007 Health Care Access, use of Services, and Experiences among Undocumented Mexicans and Other Latinos. Archives of Internal Medicine 167(21):2354-2360. Y.C. Padilla, Shapiro, E.R., Fernández-Castro, M.D., and Faulkner, M. 2008 Our Nation’s Immigrants in Peril: An Urgent Call to Social Workers. Social Work 53(1):5-8. V.O. Pang, Stratton, T., Park, C.D., Madueño, M., Atlas, M., Page, C., and Oliger, J. 2010 The American Dream and Immigrant Students. Race, Gender & Class 17(1/2):180-193.


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2009 Undocumented College Students, Taxation, and Financial Aid: A Technical Note. Review of Higher Education 32(3):407-416.

R.G. Rumbaut, and Komaie, G. 2010 Immigration and Adult Transitions. Future of Children 20(1):43-66. P. Sánchez, and Ek, L.D. 2007 Escuchando a Las Maestras/os: Immigration Politics and Latina/o Preservice Bilingual Educators. Bilingual Research Journal 31(1/2):271-294.

W. Perez 2010 Higher Education Access for Undocumented Students: Recommendations for Counseling Professionals. Journal of College Admission(206):32-35.

B.B. Scott 2010 Trails of Hope and Terror. Counterpoise 14(3/4):64-65. H. Seif

D. Pluviose 2008 Learning while Undocumented. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 25(17):26-29. A. Portes, and Rivas, A. 2011 The Adaptation of Migrant Children. Future of Children 21(1):219-246.

2004 “Wise Up!”: Undocumented Latino Youth, MexicanAmerican Legislators, and the Struggle for Higher Education Access. Latino Studies 2(2):210-210. U.S. Senate 2010 Appendix: The Dream Act of 2009--111th Congress, 1st Session, S.729. New Directions for Student Services (131):85-93.

J. Prentice, Pebley, A., and Sastry, N. Immigration Status and Health Insurance Coverage: Who Gains? Who Loses? American Journal of Public Health(1): 109. N. Rabin, Combs, M.C., and González, N. 2008 Understanding Plyler’s Legacy: Voices from Border Schools. Journal of Law and Education 37(1):15-82.

M.J. Seo 2011 Uncertainty of Access: U.S. Citizen Children of Undocumented Immigrant Parents and in-State Tuition for Higher Education. Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems 44(3):311-352.

R.S. Rehm 2003 Legal, Financial, and Ethical Ambiguities for Mexican American Families: Caring for Children with Chronic Conditions. Qualitative Health Research 13(5):689-702.

K. Siddharthan, and Alalasundara, S. 1993 Undocumented Aliens and Uncompensated Care: Whose Responsibility? American Journal of Public Health 83(3):410-412.

G. Reich, and Mendoza, A.A. 2008 ‘Educating Kids’ Versus ‘Coddling Criminals’: Framing the Debate Over in-State Tuition for Undocumented Students in Kansas. State Politics & Policy Quarterly 8(2):177197,217-218.

G.K. Singh 2004 Health, Life Expectancy, and Mortality Patterns among Immigrant Populations in the United States. Canadian Journal of Public Health 95(3):I14. J. Solis 2003 Re-Thinking Illegality as a Violence Against, Not by Mexican Immigrants, Children, and Youth. The Journal of Social Issues 59(1):15-31.

A.H. Reyes 2010 The Immigrant Children of Katrina. Peabody Journal of Education 85(4):443-468. C. Rousseau, ter Kuile, S., Munoz, M., Nadeau, L., and Ouimet, M. 2007 The Universality of the Canadian Health Care System in Question: Barriers to Services for Immigrants and Refugees. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care 2(1):15-26.

J. Spetz, Baker, L., Phibbs, C., Pedersen, R., and Tafoya, S. 2000 The Effect of Passing an “Anti-Immigrant” Ballot Proposition on the use of Prenatal Care by ForeignBorn Mothers in California. Journal of Immigrant Health 2(4):203. W.M. Stauffer, Maroushek, S., and Kamat, D. 2003 Medical Screening of Immigrant Children. Clinical Pediatrics 42(9):763-73.

C. Rousseau, ter Kuile, S., Munoz, M., Nadeau, L., Ouimet, M., Kirmayer, L., and Crépeau, F. 2008 Health Care Access for Refugees and Immigrants with Precarious Status: Public Health and Human Right Challenges. Canadian Journal of Public Health 99(4):290-2.

G.D. Stevens, West-wright, C.N., and Tsai, K. 2010 Health Insurance and Access to Care for Families with Young Children in California, 2001-2005: Differences



M.A. Olivas 2008 Colleges and Undocumented Students. Current(505):31.

M. Ruiz-casares, Rousseau, C., Derluyn, I., Watters, C., and Crepeau, F. 2010 Right and Access to Healthcare for Undocumented Children: Addressing the Gap between International Conventions and Disparate Implementations in North America and Europe. Social Science & Medicine (1982) 70(2):329-336.

V.H. Perez, Fang, H., Inkelas, M., Kuo, A.A., and Ortega, A.N. Access to and Utilization of Health Care by Subgroups of Latino Children. Medical Care(6).

S. Okie 2007 Immigrants and Health Care — at the Intersection of Two Broken Systems. New England Journal of Mediceine 357(6):525-529.

M. Machado-Casas 2009 The Politics of Organic Phylogeny: The Art of Parenting and Surviving as Transnational Multilingual Latino Indigenous Immigrants. The High School Journal 92(4):82-99.

M. Moreno 2008 Lessons of Belonging and Citizenship among Hijas/ os De Inmigrantes Mexicanos. Social Justice 35(1):50-75.

S. Oboler 2007 The Value of Visibility and the Value of Truth. Latino Studies 5(2):153-156. S.S. Oh, and Cooc, N. 2011 Immigration, Youth, and Education. Harvard Educational Review 81(3):397-406.

M.C. Lu 2000 Elimination of Public Funding of Prenatal Care for Undocumented Immigrants in California: A cost/benefit Analysis. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 182:233-239.

L.L. Miller 2006 Dismantling the Imperialist Discourse Shadowing Mexican Immigrant Children. International Journal of Educational Policy, Research, and Practice: Reconceptualizing Childhood Studies 7(1):35-48.

P.A. Pérez 2010 College Choice Process of Latino Undocumented Students: Implications for Recruitment and Retention. Journal of College Admission(206):21-25.

Journal Articles


2008b Immigrant Children’s Educational Achievement in Western Countries: Origin, Destination, and Community Effects on Mathematical Performance. American Sociological Review 73(5):835-853.

A. Nandi, Galea, S., Lopez, G., Nandi, V., Strongarone, S., and Ompad, D.C.. 2008 Access to and use of Health Services among Undocumented Mexican Immigrants in a US Urban Area. American Journal of Public Health 98(11):2011-20.



A. Bernhardt, Milkman, R., Theodore, N., Heckathorn, D., Auer, M., FeDilippis, J., Gonzalez, A.L., Narro, V., Perelshteyn, J., Polson, D. and Spiller, M. 2009 Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers: Violations of Employment and Labor Laws in America’s Cities. Chicago, IL: Center for Urban Economic Development, University of Illinois at Chicago. Accessed at: http://www. pdf?nocdn=1.

S.M. Flores, and Horn, C.L. 2008 College Persistence among Undocumented Students at a Selective Public University: A Quantitative Case Study Analysis. Houston, TX: Institute for Higher Education Law & Governance. Accessed at: http://

J.S. Passel and Cohn, D. 2008 Trends in Unauthorized Immigration: Undocumented Inflow Now Trails Legal Inflow. Washington, DC: Pew Hispanic Center. Accessed at: files/reports/94.pdf. 2009 A Portrait of Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States. Washington, DC: Pew Hispanic Center. Accessed at:

K. Fortuny, Capps, R., and Passel, J.S. 2007 The Characteristics of Unauthorized Immigrants in California. Washington, DC: Urban Institute. Accessed at

R.E. Brown, Pourat, N., and Wallace, S.P. 2007 Undocumented Residents make Up Small Share of California’s Uninsured Population. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. Accessed at: http://www.

J.S. Passel and Taylor, P. 2010 Unauthorized Immigrants and Their U.S.-Born Children. Washington, DC: Pew Hispanic Center. Accessed at:

R. Fry 2005 The Role of Schooling Abroad: The Higher Drop-Out Rate of Foreign-Born Teens. Washington, DC: Pew Hispanic Center. Accessed at: reports/55.pdf.

R. Capps 2001 Hardship among Children of Immigrants: Findings from the 1999 National Survey of America’s Families. Washington, DC: Urban Institute. Accessed at: http://www.

N. Pourat, Lessard, G., Lelujian, A., Becerra, L., and Chakraborty, R. 2003 Demographics, Health, and Access to Care of Immigrant Children in California: Identifying Barriers to Staying Healthy. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. Accessed at: pubs/files/NILC_FS_032003.pdf.

L.E. Hill, and Hayes, J.M. 2007 Out-of-School Immigrant Youth. San Francisco, CA: Public Policy Institute of California. Accessed at http://

R. Capps, Castaneda, R.M., Chaudry, A., and Santos, R. 2007 Paying the Price: The Impact of Immigration Raids on America’s Children. Washington, DC: Urban Institute. Accessed at: immigration_raids.pdf.

Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured 2003a Medicaid Eligibility and Citizenship Status: Policy Implications for Immigrant Populations. Washington, DC: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Accessed at: http:// security/getfile.cfm&PageID=13438

R. Capps, Fix, M., Ost, J., Reardon-Anderson, J. and Passel, J.S. 2004 The Health and Well-being of Young Children of Immigrants. Washington, DC: Urban Institute. Accessed at:

2003b The Uninsured and their Access to Health Care. Washington, DC: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Accessed at: pdf.

A. Chaudry, Capps, R., Pedroza, J., Castaneda, R.M., Santos, R., and Scott, M.M. 2010 Facing our Future: Children in the Aftermath of Immigration Enforcement. Washington, DC: Urban Institute. Accessed at: html.

N.R. Kingsbury 2004 Illegal Alien Schoolchildren: Issues in Estimating Stateby-State Costs. Report to the Chairman, Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives. GAO-04-733. US Government Accountability Office. Accessed at: http://

N. Converse, Safir, A., and Scheuren, F. 2001 1999 Public use File Documentation. Washington, DC: Urban Institute. Accessed at:

C. Schur, and Feldman, J. 2001 Running in Place: How Job Characteristics, Immigrant Status, and Family Structure Keep Hispanics Uninsured. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund. Accessed at: http:// Place%20%20How%20Job%20Characteristics%20 %20Immigrant%20Status%20%20and%20Family%20 Structure%20Keep%20Hispanics%20Uni/schur_running_453%20pdf.pdf


R. Capps, Fix, M., Murray, J., Ost, J., Passel, J.S., and Herwantoro Hernandez, S. 2005 The New Demography of America’s Schools Immigration and the No Child Left Behind Act. Washington, DC: Urban Institute. Accessed at:


L. Hood 2004 High School Students at Risk: The Challenge of Dropouts and Pushouts. New York: Human Rights Watch. Accessed at



J.S. Passel 2006 The Size and Characteristics of the Unauthorized Migrant Population in the U.S. Washington, DC: Pew Hispanic Center. Accessed at reports/61.pdf.

P. Taylor, Lopez, M.H., Passel, J. and Motel, S. 2011 Unauthorized Immigrants: Length of Residency, Patterns of Parenthood. Washington, DC: Pew Hispanic Center. Accessed at: files/2011/12/Unauthorized-Characteristics.pdf. A.M. Zimmerman 2011 A Dream Detained: Undocumented Latino Youth and the DREAM Movement. New York, NY: North American Congress on Latin America.

R. Kochhar 2007 1995-2005: Foreign-Born Latinos Make Progress on Wages. Washington, DC: Pew Hispanic Center. Accessed at:

M. Fix, Zimmermann, W., and Passel, J.S. 2001 The Integration of Immigrant Families in the United States. Washington, DC: Urban Institute. Accessed at:

M.H. Lopez 2009 Latinos and Education: Explaining the Attainment Gap. Washintong, DC: Pew Hispanic Center. Accessed at:



Dissertations and Theses T.J. Albrecht 2007 Challenges and Service Needs of Undocumented Mexican Undergraduate Students: Students’ Voices and Administrators’ Perspectives. Ph.D. dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin.

R.D. Cortes 2008 “Cursed and Blessed”: Examining the Socioemotional and Academic Experiences of Undocumented Latina/o Community College Students. Ph.D. dissertation, The Claremont Graduate University.

C.A. Anguiano 2011 Undocumented, Unapologetic, and Unafraid: Discursive Strategies of the Immigrant Youth DREAM Social Movement. Ph.D. dissertation, The University of New Mexico.

J. Dreby 2007 Parent-Child Separation in Mexican Transnational Families. Ph.D. dissertation, City University of New York. N. Eilbaum 2011 As they Wait: Undocumented Ecuadorians in New York City. Ph.D. dissertation, Cornell University.

J. Arauz 2007 Jaula De Oro: Growing Up as an Undocumented Latin Immigrant in the United States. Ph.D. dissertation, University of San Francisco.

L.M. Ellis 2010 Negotiating Identity Development among Undocumented Immigrant Students. Ph.D. dissertation, Fordham University.

R.A. Barato 2009 Shadows in the Classroom: Undocumented Latino Students in Urban Community Colleges. Ph.D. dissertation, New York University.

B.M. Flores 2011 The Experience of Undocumented Immigrant Children in the Child Welfare System. Ph.D. dissertation, Loma Linda University.

M. Barragan 2009 Undocumented Mexican Students---Students’ Perceptions of their Legal Status and its Influence on their Educational Experiences. Ph.D. dissertation, California State University, Fresno.

L.D. Garcia 2011 Undocumented College Students: Pursuing Academic Goals Against the Odds. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Southern California.

E.C. Beckles Flores 2011 Waiting for Your Return: A Phenomenological Study on Parental Deportation and the Impact on the Family and the Parent Child Attachment Bond. Ph.D. dissertation, Syracuse University.

L. Heidbrink 2010 Unaccompanied Migrant Youth: Negotiating (Il) Legality and Pursuing Justice. Ph.D. dissertation, The Johns Hopkins University.


R. Jacobo 2010 The Negotiation of Lived Spaces by Unauthorized College Aged Youth. Ph.D. dissertation, The Claremont Graduate University and San Diego State University.

J.A. Cisneros 2009 A Community Intervention Strategy to Increase Immigrant Youth Resilience. Ph.D. dissertation, Arizona State University.

J. Jefferies 2010 The Daily Lives of Recently Arrived Immigrant Youth: Access and Negotiation of Capital in a Transnational Space. Ph.D. dissertation, Boston College.

H.B. Corona-Ordonez 2010 Latino Immigrant Mothers’ Experiences and Adapations to Promote Personal and Family Wellness in Response to Increased Anti-Immigrant Climate. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Massachusetts Boston.


E.M.N. Kelley 2010 Early Academic Outcomes and Social Skills of Latino Children: Exploring the Immigrant Paradox in a Young Cohort. Ph.D. dissertation, Brandeis University, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management.

S.M. Munoz 2008 Understanding Issues of College Persistence for Undocumented Mexican Immigrant Women from the New Latino Diaspora: A Case Study. Ph.D. dissertation, Iowa State University.

M.J. Litwicki 2010 Mid-Childhood Immigrant Perspectives on Achieving College Success. Ph.D. dissertation, Loyola University Chicago.

P. Munsch 2011 Life without Papers: Undocumented Students Negotiating Higher Education. Ph.D. dissertation, New York University.

K.I. Lizardy-Hajbi 2011 “Caught in the Crossfire”: Effects of Policy Ambiguities and Inconsistencies on Higher Education Professionals Providing Support to Undocumented Students. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

T.B. Nerini 2008 Learning from the Shadows: An Exploration of the Impact of Washington State’s Instate Tuition Policy on Undocumented Immigrant Students and Institutions of Higher Education. Ph.D. dissertation, Simon Fraser University.

J.K. Lopez 2007 “We Asked for Workers and they Sent Us People”: A Critical Race Theory and Latino Critical Theory Ethnography Exploring College-Ready Undocumented High School Immigrants in North Carolina. Ph.D. dissertation, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

P.M. Oliverez 2006 Ready but Restricted: An Examination of the Challenges of College Access and Financial Aid for College-Ready Undocumented Students in the United States. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Southern California. T.S. Patel 2011 Sustaining a House of Cards: The Health Care of Undocumented Mexican Immigrants in the United States. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Kansas.

C. Martinez-Calderon 2010 Out of the Shadows: An Inquiry into the Lives of Undocumented Latino AB540 Students. Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Berkeley.

A.M. Perry 2004 Philosophical Arguments of Membership: The Case of Undocumented Immigrants and Financial Aid for Postsecondary Education. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park.

J. Medeiros 2009 Health Care for all? Anti-Latino and Anti-Immigrant Attitudes, Health Care Policy, and the Latino Community. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Southern California.

G. Posada 2008 Exploring the Perceptions of Undocumented Mexican Immigrants about their Children’s Education in the United States. Ph.D. dissertation, Aurora University.

M.A. Melo 2011 Access to Healthcare for “Undocumented Citizens” in the Rio Grande Valley. Ph.D. dissertation, The University of Texas - Pan American.

O. Ramos 2009 U.S. Citizen Children, Undocumented Immigrant Parents: How Parental Undocumented Status Affects Citizen Children’s Educational Achievement. Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, San Diego.

E.C. Mendez-Shannon 2010 “We Will Always Be in the Shadows”---A Qualitative Descriptive Study of Undocumented Latino Immigrants Surviving in the United States. Ph.D. dissertation, The University of Iowa.

M.G. Rendon 2009 Second Generation Optimism and the Reproduction of a Working Class: The Relevance of the Urban Context in the School and Work Trajectories of Mexican-Origin Young Adult Males. Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard University.

J. Mendoza 2004 Undocumented Children in the Child Welfare System: Social Work Students’ Beliefs and Attitudes. Ph.D. dissertation, California State University, Long Beach.

C. Ribando 2002 Life on the Move: The Unique Needs of Migratory Children. Ph.D. dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin.

A.A. Miano 2010 ¡Quiero Estudiar! Mexican Immigrant Mothers’ Participation in their Children’s Schooling---and their Own. Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Berkeley.

A. Rincon 2006 Paying for their Status: Undocumented Immigrant Students and College Access. Ph.D. dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin.



R.E. Chang 2009 Contemporary Perceptions of Immigrants as Threats: Is the ‘Perceived Criminal’ Immigrant Image Supported. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Miami.

Dissertations and Theses

B.A. Herrera 2009 Living on the Edge of the Law: Undocumented 1.5 Mexican Immigrants and their Expressions of Citizenship. Ph.D. dissertation, Arizona State University.

Dissertations and Theses

C. Hernandez 2008 A Historical Analysis of Landmark Developments in Educational Rights of Undocumented Children. Ph.D. dissertation, California State University, Long Beach.

L.N. Castro 2011 We Want them, but We Don’t Want Them: The Case of Undocumented College Students in Colorado an Interpretation of Policy Narratives. Ph.D. dissertation, Colorado State University.

H. Molina 2011 Racializing the Migration Process: An Ethnographic Analysis of Undocumented Immigrants in the United States. Ph.D. dissertation, Texas A&M University.

A. Mangual 2010 Language Socialization Experiences of Mixed-Status Mexican Families Living in the New Latino Diaspora. Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Berkeley.

R.G. Gonzales 2008 Born in the Shadows: The Uncertain Futures of the Children of Unauthorized Mexican Migrants. Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Irvine.

C. Benavides Lopez 2010 Las Fronteras De Nuestra Educacion: Documenting the Pedagogies of Migration of Mexican and Chicana/o Undocumented Immigrant Households. Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles.

B.T. Jensen 2009 A Sociocultural Model Relating Family and School Variables to Literacy Learning for Mexican Children. Ph.D. dissertation, Arizona State University.


K. Sanchez 2010 In the Shadows: The Struggles of an Undocumented Immigrant. Ph.D. dissertation, California State University, Long Beach.


A. Silver 2011 Growing Up “Gringo” how Immigrant and Second Generation Youth Navigate their Transitions to Adulthood in a Small Town, New Immigrant Destination. Ph.D. dissertation, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


S.H. Scott 2009 Resilience in Undocumented, Unaccompanied Children: Perceptions of the Past and Future Outlook. Ph.D. dissertation, The Catholic University of America.

A. Gutierrez 2007 “The Sins of the Fathers: The Children of Undocumented Immigrants Pay the Price.” La Prensa San Diego(5):1-1,7. N. Keung 2008 “‘Don’t Ask’ Policy Urged for Children of Migrants.” Toronto Star. Accessed at: F. Persaud 2010 “Immigration DREAM for Undocumented Kids could Become Reality.” New York Amsterdam News 101(39):14-14.

J. Solis 2002 The (Trans)Formation of Illegality as an Identity: A Study of the Organization of Undocumented Mexican Immigrants and their Children in New York City. Ph.D. dissertation, City University of New York.

R.S. Seguritan 2011 “Undocumented Children have the Right to Attend Public Schools.” The Filipino Express(20):12-12,14,16. M.D. Simpson 2008 “Schools Can’t Turn Away Undocumented Students.” NEA Today 26(4):40-41.

B.A. Sponsler 2011 State Adoption of Undocumented Student Tuition Policy: An Event History Analysis. Ph.D. dissertation, The George Washington University.

D. Sontag 2008 “Immigrants Facing Deportation by U.S. Hospitals.” The New York Times. Accessed at: http://www.nytimes. com/2008/08/03/us/03deport.html?pagewanted=all.

A. Thangasamy 2007 Explaining Policy Making for Undocumented Immigrants in the United States States, 1998--2005. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Colorado at Boulder. R. Torres-Guevara 2010 Lenguas Migrantes: Learning from the Multiple Border Crossings of Mexican Immigrant Children. Ph.D. dissertation, Teachers College, Columbia University. D. Upegui-Hernandez 2010 “Because I’m Neither Gringa nor Latina, Because I Am Not Any One Thing”: Children of Colombian and Dominican Immigrants Negotiating Identities within (Trans)National Social Fields. Ph.D. dissertation, City University of New York.

E.D. Vargas 2010 Mixed-Status Families and Public Assistance: The Impact on both States & Families. Ph.D. dissertation, Indiana University.

Dissertations and Theses


A.M. Varela 2011 Educational and Occupational Aspirations of Undocumented Youth. Ph.D. dissertation, City University of New York.

S.A. Vega Najera 2010 Immigrants in Higher Education: Living in the Underground. Ph.D. dissertation, Arizona State University. K.E. Yarris 2011 Living with Mother Migration: Grandmothers, Caregiving, and Children in Nicaraguan Transnational Families. Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles.



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