Cover

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Half Title, Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Preface

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pp. vii-viii

This book is the result of a four-year study of the experiences of colleges and college students in the United States who are traversing higher education while undocumented. The chapters in the book explore how the situation of such immigrants has changed over time and what the current legal challenges and opportunities are for this growing population of students. ...

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Introduction

Melissa Quan

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pp. 1-12

Valuing education has been a defining characteristic of the Society of Jesus since its inception in 1540. Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus, intended Jesuit education to be free and open to all social classes and saw it as an important contribution to the “common good” of society (O’Malley, 2000). ...

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1. Theoretical and Conceptual Considerations for the Study of Undocumented College Students

Terry-Ann Jones

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pp. 13-29

Developing a model through which to understand the reasons for migration has long been central to the field of migration studies, and the scholarship that has emerged to better understand this common human activity has contributed to this effort. The movement of human beings across regions predates the establishment of political borders, ...

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2. Immigration, Jesuit Higher Education, and the Undocumented

Kurt Schlichting

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pp. 30-55

Long before the American Revolution and the adoption of the Constitution in 1789, immigration shaped the American experience. Spanish explorers traveled north from Mexico into the future state of Arizona in 1539 and European settlement followed along the eastern seaboard: Jamestown, Virginia, 1607, and Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1620. ...

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3. Becoming Allies in Eradicating Long-Standing Legal Barriers

Ana Nobleza Siscar, Sahng-Ah Yoo

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pp. 56-83

Immigration policy in the United States related to undocumented students has been a front-burner political issue for at least four decades now. However, changes to permanent policies have been slow and, as a result, the laws and public policies surrounding these issues do not reflect current statistics and needs. Oftentimes unwitting children accompany moving families. ...

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4. Alma Mater, Mater Exulum. Jesuit Education and Immigration in America: A Moral Framework Rooted in History and Mission

Michael M. Canaris

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pp. 84-103

This chapter explores both the history and commitment surrounding 225 years of Jesuit higher education in the United States to provide what we have called the moral framework of this study, and examines the connection between the institutions so many in the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) network call their “alma mater” ...

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5. Getting, Staying, and Being in College: The Experiences of Students

Laura Nichols, Maria Guzmán

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pp. 104-133

This chapter presents the experiences of undergraduate students at Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States based on interviews with twenty-five enrolled students at six of the twenty-eight private, nonprofit Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S. who were undocumented at the time of the interview. The six schools include two in the western region of the U.S., two in the Midwest, and two in the East. ...

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6. From Research to Action: Jesuit Institutional Practices in Response to Undocumented Students

Suzanna Klaf, Katherine Kaufka Walts

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pp. 134-178

Jesuit colleges and universities share a common mission—to educate “the whole person,” to foster inclusive communities of excellence, and to promote social justice; however, the institutional policies, capacities of staff, and responses to undocumented students vary across the twenty-eight Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, ...

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Conclusion

Laura Nichols, Terry-Ann Jones

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pp. 179-188

Combined, the chapters in this book provide perspectives on the individual experiences of students trying to overcome many odds to graduate from college, and the advocates, staff, and faculty who work within and around systems to help them during this politically fractious legal and historical period. This book adds to the rich historical and legal research and analysis on immigration in the U.S. ...

List of Contributors

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pp. 189-192

Index

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pp. 193-198