DREAMers : How the Undocumented Youth Movement Transformed the Immigrant Rights Debate

By: Nicholls, WalterMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource (241 p.)ISBN: 9780804788694Subject(s): Illegal aliens -- Political activity -- United States | Immigrant youth -- Civil rights -- United States | Immigrant youth -- Political activity -- United States | Immigrants -- Civil rights -- United States | Youth protest movements -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: DREAMers : How the Undocumented Youth Movement Transformed the Immigrant Rights DebateDDC classification: 325.73 LOC classification: JV6477JV6477 .N53 2013Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
""Contents""; ""List of Figures""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction: The Voice and Power of Undocumented Youths, an Unlikely Story""; ""Chapter 1. Finding Political Openings in a Hostile Country""; ""Chapter 2. The Birth of the DREAMer""; ""Chapter 3. Taking a Stand""; ""Chapter 4. Rebirth from the Grassroots Up""; ""Chapter 5. Undocumented, Unafraid, Unapologetic""; ""Chapter 6. DREAMers and the Immigrant Rights Movement""; ""Conclusion: Dreaming Through the Nation-state""; ""Appendix""; ""Notes""; ""References""; ""Index""
Summary: On May 17, 2010, four undocumented students occupied the Arizona office of Senator John McCain. Across the country a flurry of occupations, hunger strikes, demonstrations, and marches followed, calling for support of the DREAM Act that would allow these young people the legal right to stay in the United States. The highly public, confrontational nature of these actions marked a sharp departure from more subdued, anonymous forms of activism of years past.The DREAMers provides the first investigation of the youth movement that has transformed the national immigration debate, from its start in th
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""Contents""; ""List of Figures""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction: The Voice and Power of Undocumented Youths, an Unlikely Story""; ""Chapter 1. Finding Political Openings in a Hostile Country""; ""Chapter 2. The Birth of the DREAMer""; ""Chapter 3. Taking a Stand""; ""Chapter 4. Rebirth from the Grassroots Up""; ""Chapter 5. Undocumented, Unafraid, Unapologetic""; ""Chapter 6. DREAMers and the Immigrant Rights Movement""; ""Conclusion: Dreaming Through the Nation-state""; ""Appendix""; ""Notes""; ""References""; ""Index""

On May 17, 2010, four undocumented students occupied the Arizona office of Senator John McCain. Across the country a flurry of occupations, hunger strikes, demonstrations, and marches followed, calling for support of the DREAM Act that would allow these young people the legal right to stay in the United States. The highly public, confrontational nature of these actions marked a sharp departure from more subdued, anonymous forms of activism of years past.The DREAMers provides the first investigation of the youth movement that has transformed the national immigration debate, from its start in th

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In 2001, the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act) was introduced in the US Senate. This legislative proposal provided conditional permanent residency to undocumented youths. Sociologist Nicholls (Univ. of Amsterdam) tells the story of the DREAMers, the undocumented youths in the US. More specifically, he investigates how the undocumented youths seized political opportunities, became mobilized, got united, formed a political group, crafted an effective discursive strategy, made their claims, entered the national political stage, and initiated an immigrant rights movement whose impact has been felt across the globe, all within the span of approximately ten years. Although "illegal immigration" has been the focus of much debate in receiving countries, very little is known about the immigrants themselves. The rich stories told in this book, particularly of the struggle and courage of the youths, will make readers ponder and question the effectiveness of existing immigration policies. An eye-opening and incredible story in its own right, this book also contributes to the literature on social movements, especially the formation of movement groups and the issue-framing process. It deserves a wide readership. Summing Up: Essential. All levels/libraries. J. Li Columbia University

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Walter J. Nicholls earned his Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles, and is now Assistant Professor of Sociology and the University of Amsterdam. He is the coeditor of Spaces of Contention: Places, Scales, and Networks of Social Movements (2013).

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