Lives in Limbo

Undocumented and Coming of Age in America

Author: Roberto G. Gonzales

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520287266

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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"Over two million of the nation's eleven million undocumented immigrants have lived in the United States since childhood. Due to a broken immigration system, they grow up to uncertain futures. In Lives in Limbo, Roberto G. Gonzales introduces us to two groups: the college-goers, like Ricardo, whose good grades and strong network of community support propelled him into higher education, only to land in a factory job a few years after graduation, and the early-exiters, like Gabriel, who failed to make meaningful connections in high school and started navigating dead-end jobs, immigration checkpoints, and a world narrowly circumscribed by legal limitations. This ethnography asks why highly educated undocumented youth ultimately share similar work and life outcomes with their less-educated peers, even as higher education is touted as the path to integration and success in America. Gonzales bookends his study with discussions of how the prospect of immigration reform, especially the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, could impact the lives of these young Americans"--Provided by publisher.


Going and Coming in an Age of Deportation

Author: Deborah Boehm

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520287088

Category: Social Science

Page: 183

View: 7842


Returned follows transnational Mexicans as they experience the alienation and unpredictability of deportation, tracing the particular ways that U.S. immigration policies and state removals affect families. Deportation—an emergent global order of social injustice—reaches far beyond the individual deportee, as family members with diverse U.S. immigration statuses, including U.S. citizens, also return after deportation or migrate for the first time. The book includes accounts of displacement, struggle, suffering, and profound loss but also of resilience, flexibility, and imaginings of what may come. Returned tells the story of the chaos, and design, of deportation and its aftermath.

Handbook of the Sociology of Education in the 21st Century

Author: Barbara Schneider

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319766945

Category: Social Science

Page: 597

View: 9219


This handbook unifies access and opportunity, two key concepts of sociology of education, throughout its 25 chapters. It explores today’s populations rarely noticed, such as undocumented students, first generation college students, and LGBTQs; and emphasizing the intersectionality of gender, race, ethnicity and social class. Sociologists often center their work on the sources and consequences of inequality. This handbook, while reviewing many of these explanations, takes a different approach, concentrating instead on what needs to be accomplished to reduce inequality. A special section is devoted to new methodological work for studying social systems, including network analyses and school and teacher effects. Additionally, the book explores the changing landscape of higher education institutions, their respective populations, and how labor market opportunities are enhanced or impeded by differing postsecondary education pathways. Written by leading sociologists and rising stars in the field, each of the chapters is embedded in theory, but contemporary and futuristic in its implications. This Handbook serves as a blueprint for identifying new work for sociologists of education and other scholars and policymakers trying to understand many of the problems of inequality in education and what is needed to address them.

Soul Consciousness

A New Vision of Community Empowerment and Cultural Transformation

Author: Stephen Vick

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1543467946

Category: Social Science

Page: 174

View: 9293


“This book, these people—these lives—come together to form a loving tribute to all of us in search of deeper meaning, deeper connection, and a deeper sense of wonder. If you read it closely, it will change you.” “Soul Consciousness is a book that will remind you, in this era of political fecklessness and amorality, where our most potent power as a people truly resides.” -Sam Chaltain, Author, “Our School”, Washington DC “Real leadership is transformational! In Soul Consciousness, Vick tells the story of transformational leaders who have learned how to bridge their own soul journeys with the sacred work of empowering others. He shows why we must all be connected to an energy greater than ourselves, and how that energy can help to fuel the brighter world so many of us seek. This book holds the keys to a deeper, more inclusive, and more vibrant world.” -Ryan Lugalia-Hollon, Author, The War on Neighborhoods “This remarkable book offers a blueprint for harnessing the power of community members to enact community change. While many residents, young and old, bend under the weight of deep-seated structural problems, Stephen Vick argues that the answers lie within. Through stories and interviews this book inspires as much as it instructs. A treatise on community empowerment, Soul Consciousness should be required reading for youth workers, community organizers, policy makers, elected officials, and anyone who cares about families and communities.” -Roberto G. Gonzales, Professor of Education, Harvard University and author of Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America.

Just Like Us

The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America

Author: Helen Thorpe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439166250

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 6306


A powerful and moving account of four young women from Mexico who have lived most of their lives in the United States and attend the same high school. Two of them have legal documentation and two do not. Just Like Us is their story. A stunning work of in-depth journalism in the tradition of Random Family, Helen Thorpe's Just Like Us takes us deep into an American subculture -- that of Mexican immigrants -- largely hidden from the mainstream. We meet four girls on the eve of their senior prom, in Denver, Colorado. Each is bright and ambitious and an excellent student. Their leader, Marisela, dazzles teachers during the day and spends her evenings checking groceries to help pay the bills. She dreams of college and a professional career -- but she doesn't have a green card or a Social Security number because her parents brought her across the border illegally. Marisela's best friend, Yadira, shares her predicament. But they spend all of their time with two girls who are legal -- Elissa, who was born in the United States, and Clara, who has a green card. Each of the girls views the others as her equals, yet the world does not treat them that way. Their situation becomes increasingly painful and complex as the four young women approach adulthood, and Marisela and Yadira watch their two legal friends gain opportunities that are not available to them. All four hold American aspirations, but only Clara and Elissa have the documents necessary to realize those hopes. Their friendship starts to divide along lines of immigration status. Then a political firestorm begins. An illegal immigrant commits a horrendous crime in Denver, and a local congressman seizes on the act as proof of all that is wrong with American society. Arguments over immigration rage fiercely, and the girls' lives play out against a backdrop of intense debate over whether they have any right to live in the country where they have grown up. This brilliant, fast-paced work of narrative journalism is a vivid coming-of-age story about girlhood, friendship, and, most of all, identity -- what it means to fake an identity, steal an identity, or inherit an identity from one's parents and country. No matter what one's opinions are about immigration, Just Like Us offers fascinating insight into one of our most complicated social issues today. The girls, their families, those who welcome them, and those who object to their presence all must grapple with the same deep dilemma: Who is an American? Who gets to live in America? And what happens when we don't agree?

G-iv Visa Relief Proposals

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Refugee Policy of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-seventh Congress, Second Session, on G-iv Visa Relief Proposals, February 1, 1982

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Immigration and Refugee Policy

Publisher: N.A


Category: Admission of nonimmigrants

Page: 114

View: 2912



Managing Human Resources

Author: Luis R. Gomez-Mejia,David B. Balkin,Robert L. Cardy

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 654

View: 6844


Managing Human Resourcesprepares all future managers with a business understanding of the need for human resource management skills. Meeting Present and Emerging Strategic Human Resource Challenges; Managing Work Flows and Conducting Job Analyses; Understanding Equal Opportunity and the Legal Environment; Managing Diversity; Recruiting and Selecting Employees; Managing Employee Separations, Downsizing, and Outplacement; Appraising and Managing Performance; Training the Workforce; Developing Careers; Managing Compensation; Rewarding Performance; Designing and Administering Benefits; Developing Employee Relations; Respecting Employee Rights and Managing Discipline; Working with Organized Labor; Managing Workplace Safety and Health; International HRM Challenges For readers interested in learning the fundamentals of human resource management skills through an approach that also makes the subject relevant to anyone who has to deal with HR issues, even those who do not hold the title of manager.

Contemporary Authors

Author: Hal May,Ann Evory

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810319165

Category: Reference

Page: 512

View: 4835


Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors®. Authors in this volume include: Quentin Crisp Marcel Duchamp Monty Python