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Organizing While Undocumented: Immigrant Youth's Political Activism under the Law

Kevin Escudero


Undocumented immigrants in the United States who take part in social movement activism do so at great risk: the threat of deportation. Despite this risk, undocumented immigrant youth have been at the forefront of the national movement for immigrant rights. In their activism these youth have leveraged their identities as immigrants but also as queer individuals, people of color, and women. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork and in-depth interviews with Asian undocumented, undocumented and queer (undocuqueer), and formerly undocumented activists, Organizing While Undocumented examines these activ ... More

Keywords: undocumented immigrant youth, intersectional identities, social movement activism, Asian undocumented, undocuqueer, formerly undocumented activists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781479803194
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479803194.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin Escudero, author
Brown University