This edition: Undocumented and Coming to Age In America
Original tape date: May 8, 2017.
First aired: May 22, 2017.
Due to a broken immigration system, over two million out of the nation's eleven million undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United States since childhood have grown up to uncertain futures. Mining the results of a 12-year study of 150 undocumented young adults in Los Angeles, Professor Gonzales's book, Lives in Limbo, sheds light on the disastrous effects immigration policies have on their coming of age experiences. Much of this changed in 2012 When President Obama announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. What is the future of DACA beneficiaries and those not included under the new presidential administration? Professor Gonzales, one of the nation's leading experts on undocumented immigrant youth and young adults, will discuss the impact of immigration policy as it relates to educational prospects in our country.
David S. Birdsell Dean, Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, Baruch College/CUNY
Rosalyn Engelman Lecture Series Sponsor
Prof. Roberto G. Gonzales,PhD. Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard University Graduate School of Education
Robert Smith Professor, Marxe School of Public & International Affairs at Baruch College/CUNY