Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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p. v

About the Author

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p. vii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-xi

This book is the product of years of collaboration and support. When Catherine Tamis-LeMonda, Niobe Way, Diane Hughes, and I were funded by the National Science Foundation to start two longitudinal studies of child and youth development in New York City, we envisioned...

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1. Emiliana, Elena, and Ling Raise Citizens in New York City

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pp. 1-27

The A train links lives across the city of New York. It has done this for nearly a century. In the 1930s, Billy Strayhorn named his new composition, “Take the A Train,” after directions that Duke Ellington had given him to his home...

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2. The Hidden Face of New York: Undocumented Immigrant Parents’ Routes to the City

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pp. 28-51

In 1647, there were already eighteen languages being spoken on the narrow streets of the fledgling settlement of New Amsterdam at the southern end of Manhattan Island.1 In the 1850s, when Walt Whitman, the great sage and bard of New York City, wrote “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry,” he saw...

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3. Life Under the Radar: Legal and Illegal Authorities and Public Programs

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pp. 52-69

Adelina, a Mexican mother with an infant son, was talking with her field-worker about public programs in the United States that help children. “I tell you, I have very little information, since I don’t deal with a lot of people from...

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4. Documentation Status and Social Ties: Households, Networks, and Organizations in the Lives of Undocumented Parents and Their Children

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pp. 70-96

In the United States, we take for granted our access to institutions and resources that help children and families. These include features of everyday family life such as public libraries, neighborhood and civic organizations, banks...

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5. The Worst Jobs in Urban America: Undocumented Working Parents in the New York Economy

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pp. 97-119

A good-paying job with opportunities for wage growth and advancement over time sits at the heart of the American dream. Such a job trajectory embodies hopes for one’s own future and the future of one’s children. For low-income parents...

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6. How Parents’ Undocumented Status Matters for Children’s Early Learning

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pp. 120-136

How does having a parent who is undocumented affect a child’s early development? In May 2010, the first ladies of the United States and Mexico were visiting a second-grade classroom in Silver Spring, Maryland. A session was caught...

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7. Providing Access to the American Dream for the Children of Undocumented Parents

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pp. 137-150

Early childhood is an especially important time to ensure that children have access to supports for their learning. The first years of life are foundational to the development of later skills. Cognition and learning as early as the first three years...

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Appendix: Overview of Study Design and Methods

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pp. 151-164

All the data reported in this book are drawn from the early childhood studies of the Center for Research on Culture, Development, and Education. Data from two phases of the study were included: a first pilot qualitative study...

Notes

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pp. 165-172

References

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pp. 173-187

Index

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pp. 189-196