A Passport to Education: Undocumented Latino University Students Navigating Their Invisible Status
This chapter explores the experiences of undocumented Latino college students in Southern California (United States). Their invisibility shaped both their autonomy at college and their inability to interact fully in the classroom and engage in classroom debates. Participants described an overwhelming feeling of fear, anxiety, and hopelessness due to the hyper hate community that surrounds the university and other societal factors. Educational resiliency and educational citizenship are concepts to better understand the participants’ experiences. We provide recommendations for universities, professors, support staff, and political action.
KeywordsSocial Capital Educational Success Undocumented Student Community Community Undocumented Status
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