Raised in the U.S.A. Episode 002: Who are Undocumented/DACA students?

January 25, 2019

In this episode of the podcast you will find:

  • Why this podcast is named “Raised in the U.S.A.”
  • The definition of undocumented students.
  • The famous case Plyler v. Doe (1982).
  • Some general characteristics and situations of undocumented students.

Information mentioned in this podcast can be found in the book:  Navigating Borders: Critical Race Theory Research and Counter History of Undocumented Students. You can find a copy of the book here:

Amazon – Navigating Borders Book

In the podcast I mention that statistics of undocumented students come from various sources. Here are some statistics that we currently have for undocumented students:

  • 43.2 million immigrants live in the U.S. as of 2015 – 26.8% of this population were born in Mexico (Pew Research Center, 2014).
  • 2.1 million of this population are undocumented youth and young adults (Migration Policy Institute, 2014).
  • Approximately 65,000 high school graduates each year are undocumented students (DeAngelo et al., 2016).
  • The College Board estimates that only 5-10% of undocumented students actually attend college (NASSP, 2019).

If you are an undocumented student and would like to share your story with us on the air, please fill out our quick form here:

Undocumented/DACA Student Contact Form

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