Dreamers: an immigrant generation's fight for their American dream

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Beacon Press,
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[2015]
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Dreamers is a movement book for the generation brought to the United States as children-and now fighting to live here legally Of the approximately twelve million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, as many as two million came as children. They grow up here, going to elementary, middle, and high school, and then the country they call home won't-in most states-offer financial aid for college and they're unable to be legally employed. In 2001, US senator Dick Durbin introduced the DREAM Act to Congress, an initiative that would allow these young people to become legal residents if they met certain requirements. And now, more than ten years later, in the face of congressional inertia and furious opposition from some, the DREAM Act has yet to be passed. But recently, this young generation has begun organizing, and with their rallying cry "Undocumented, Unapologetic, and Unafraid" they are the newest face of the human rights movement. In Dreamers , Eileen Truax illuminates the stories of these men and women who are living proof of a complex and sometimes hidden political reality that calls into question what it truly means to be American.
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subject_facet Children of illegal aliens -- Education -- Law and legislation -- United States, Illegal alien children -- Government policy -- United States, Illegal aliens -- Education (Higher) -- United States, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Civil Rights, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Advocacy, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration, United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects
title_display Dreamers : an immigrant generation's fight for their American dream
title_full Dreamers : an immigrant generation's fight for their American dream / Eileen Truax
title_short Dreamers :
title_sub an immigrant generation's fight for their American dream
topic_facet Children of illegal aliens, Education, Education (Higher), Emigration and immigration, Government policy, Illegal alien children, Illegal aliens, Law and legislation, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Civil Rights, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Advocacy, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration, Social aspects