Agüite y lucha : socio-emotional implications of U.S. immigration policy for undocumented Latinx/as in graduate school

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2018-05-04

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Madrigal Lara, Griselda

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This study focuses on the stressors and coping mechanisms that undocumented Latinx/as adopt in their graduate studies. Seven semi-structured interviews were conducted with Latinx/as in graduate programs in the West Coast, Midwest, and East Coast. The semi-structured interviews were conducted recently after the rescindment of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on September 5, 2017. Latinx/as expressed their stressors which mainly pertained to immigration news, including the rescindment of DACA. Coping mechanisms and ways in which participants are resisting are also examined in this study. This study ends with a section on the support systems and relationships that allow for coping and resistance.

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