Documented, Undocumented, and Something Else: The Incorporation of Children of Brazilian Immigrants

Documented, Undocumented, and Something Else: The Incorporation of Children of Brazilian Immigrants

Documented, Undocumented, and Something Else: The Incorporation of Children of Brazilian Immigrants

Documented, Undocumented, and Something Else: The Incorporation of Children of Brazilian Immigrants

Synopsis

Drawing upon in-depth interviews with young adult children of Brazilian immigrants, Cebulko finds that legal status, like race, class and gender, acts as a form of social stratification. Legal status, however, involves multiple categories, including grey areas in-between fully 'legal' and 'illegal.' Undocumented, liminally legal, lawful permanent residents, and citizens each live with a different set of rights and level of precariousness. These impact not only their economic opportunities, but also the social dynamics of Brazilian youth's transition into adulthood. Cebulko's work will be of interest to scholars of immigration, legal status, and stratification, especially as countries contemplate immigration reform, including the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in the United States.
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