Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America

Lives in Limbo Undocumented and Coming of Age in America My world seems upside down I have grown up but I feel like I m moving backward And I can t do anything about it Esperanza Over two million of the nation s eleven million undocumented immigrants have l

  • Title: Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America
  • Author: Roberto G. Gonzales Jose Antonio Vargas
  • ISBN: 9780520287266
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Paperback
  • My world seems upside down I have grown up but I feel like I m moving backward And I can t do anything about it Esperanza 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 My world seems upside down I have grown up but I feel like I m moving backward And I can t do anything about it Esperanza 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, who had good grades and a strong network of community support that propelled him to college and DREAM Act organizing but still landed in a factory job a few short 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 vivid ethnography explores why highly educated undocumented youth share similar work and life outcomes with their less educated peers, despite the fact that higher education is touted as the path to integration and success in America Mining the results of an extraordinary twelve year study that followed 150 undocumented young adults in Los Angeles, Lives in Limbo exposes the failures of a system that integrates children into K 12 schools but ultimately denies them the rewards of their labor.

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    1. Roberto Gonzales spent twelve years with 150 undocumented immigrants. He has a good case study on illegal immigration. The writing is technical and sometimes the author belabors the point - both make it a pain to read at times. I like the excerpts of the interviews included in the text. It makes you sympathize with the person and feel that there is a real person that needs help.Do not go to the United States illegally, that is the lesson I get from this book. Undocumented immigrants face a lot o [...]

    2. Illuminating and timely exploration of the experience of coming of age as an undocumented immigrant in America, and the unique challenges presented by learning of one's status in the eyes of the law while also attempting to transition into adulthood.

    3. Longitudinal study of undocumented immigrants and how their experience changes from early education to later education and then adulthood.Gives a detailed (sometimes repetitive) account of the variations in undocumented immigrant experiences and their treatment by schools, government, peers, and subcultures.Good book to read to get an idea of what is actually happening in the lives of undocumented immigrants. Also, considers the various problems of current (often conflicting) policy and legislat [...]

    4. I won this book on the giveaway. I do not agree with the moral of this book at all, but I want to give credit where credit is due. Mr. Gonzales strongly researched this subject and wrote a very informative book. I can feel his passion on this subject through his words. I do not believe anyone in the US should be entitled to anything. If this group of immigrants has it so rough here, then why come and stay here? I have had to work hard my whole life for everything I have. That is the American dr [...]

    5. A very great read for people seeking to take an analytical approach to liminality as it relates to undocumented immigrant's status as illegal.

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