Presentation Title

Parents of Mixed-Status Families

Presenter Information

Yanin CervantesFollow

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Marisol Clark-Ibanez

Start Date

23-11-2019 10:00 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 10:45 AM

Location

45

Session

poster 3

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

behavioral_social_sciences

Abstract

This study addresses the perspective and experiences of parents who are undocumented and who have undocumented children. Research suggests that parents are often left out of studies that are about undocumented students and their education. However, when parents are mentioned, they are portrayed as either being the inspiration for educational ambitions (“doing this for my parents’) or curtailing them (“my mom does not want me to leave for university”). Parents are also included in research in terms of their deportability and the impact on youth. I want to center the voices of undocumented parents. I will be conducting participant observation of a parent group that will consist of immigrant parents. Preliminary findings will be shared based on the analysis of the experiences and roles that parents play in their children’s educational trajectory, especially as it pertains to pursuing higher education.

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Parents of Mixed-Status Families

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This study addresses the perspective and experiences of parents who are undocumented and who have undocumented children. Research suggests that parents are often left out of studies that are about undocumented students and their education. However, when parents are mentioned, they are portrayed as either being the inspiration for educational ambitions (“doing this for my parents’) or curtailing them (“my mom does not want me to leave for university”). Parents are also included in research in terms of their deportability and the impact on youth. I want to center the voices of undocumented parents. I will be conducting participant observation of a parent group that will consist of immigrant parents. Preliminary findings will be shared based on the analysis of the experiences and roles that parents play in their children’s educational trajectory, especially as it pertains to pursuing higher education.