Lives in Limbo

Gonzales, Roberto G.

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Mining the results of an extraordinary twelve-year study that followed 150 undocumented young adults in Los Angeles, this book exposes the failures of a system that integrates children into K-12 schools but ultimately denies them the rewards of their labor. Num Pages: 320 pages, 2 tables. BIC Classification: 1KBB; JFFN; JFSP2; JHMC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 229 x 152. . . 2015. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: “My world seems upside down. I have grown up but I feel like I?m moving backwards. And I can?t do anything about it.? –Esperanza

Of the nation?s 11 million undocumented immigrants, over two million 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 to college and DREAM Act organizing, only to land in a factory job a few short years after graduation; and the early-exiters like Gabriel who, although from similar circumstances, failed to make meaningful connections in high school and started navigating dead-end jobs, immigration checkpoints, and a world narrowly circumscribed by legal limitations as a teenager. Framed by a life course perspective, this vivid ethnography asks: Why do 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?

Based on 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 a seat at the table. 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.

 

Product Description: ?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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