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The making of a dream : how a group of young undocumented immigrants helped change what it means to be American / Laura Wides-Muñoz.
The making of a dream : how a group of young undocumented immigrants helped change what it means to be American / Laura Wides-Mu�noz.

Author / Creator Wides-Muñoz, Laura, author.
Edition First edition.
Imprint [New York, NY] : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
�2018
©2018
Description xiv, 359 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language English
Subject Illegal aliens -- United States.
Illegal aliens -- Government policy -- United States.
Illegal alien children -- United States.
Illegal alien children -- Government policy -- United States.
Emigration and immigration law -- United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civics & Citizenship.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration.
Immigration law -- United States.
Illegal aliens -- United States.
Illegal aliens -- Government policy -- United States.
Children of immigrants.
Illegal aliens -- United States.
Illegal aliens -- Government policy -- United States.
Illegal alien children -- United States.
Illegal alien children -- Government policy -- United States.
Immigration law -- United States.
Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
Emigration and immigration law.
Illegal alien children.
Illegal aliens.
Illegal aliens -- Government policy.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
United States -- Immigration and emigration -- Government policy.
United States -- Immigration and emigration -- Government policy.
United States.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11456127
Varying Form of Title Portion of title How a group of young undocumented immigrants helped change what it means to be American
ISBN 9780062560124
0062560123
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-342) and index.
Text in English.
Summary "A timely and powerful chronicle of a generation's great civil rights battle as witnessed through the experiences of five young undocumented immigrants fighting to become Americans. We often call them DREAMers: young people who were brought or sent to the United States as children. They attend our local schools; work jobs that contribute to our economy. Some apply to attend university here, only to discover their immigration status when the time comes to fill out the paperwork. Without a clear path forward, and no place to return to, these young people have fought for decades to remain in the one place they call home--a nation increasingly divided over whether they should be allowed to stay. The Making of a Dream begins at the turn of the millennium, as the first of a series of "DREAM Act" proposals is introduced, and follows the efforts of policy makers, advocates, and five very different undocumented immigrant leaders to achieve some legislative reform--or at least some temporary protection. Their coming-of-age-in-America stories of love and loss intersect with the watershed political and economic events of the last two decades, including the Obama administration's landmark Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) order in 2012, and the abrupt announcement by President Trump of his plan to end it, throwing into turmoil the lives of nearly 800,000 immigrants and their families. The Making of a Dream charts the course of a social movement, with all its failures and successes, and allows us an intimate, very human view of the complexity of immigration in America. Heartbreaking and hopeful, maddening and uplifting, this ode to the legacy of the DREAM Act is a record of our times--and the definitive story of the young people of our nation who want nothing more than to be a part of it."--Dust jacket.

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