Abstract

abstract:

The experiences and needs of undocuqueer immigrants are actively negotiated and muted and have been little researched or addressed in relation to the broader immigrant and LGBT rights discourses. This study explores the ways undocuqueer immigrants from Latin America experience the intersection of their gender, sexuality, and immigration status and how these experiences shape their sociopolitical identities and status in the United States. Using intersectionality and queer of color criticism as an analytic framework, this study demonstrates how queer and trans undocumented immigrants experience structural (il)legibility, embodied (il)legibility, and (il)legible survival as they resist the dominant paradigms of conventional citizenship and cisgender heterosexual normativity.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2327-1590
Print ISSN
2327-1574
Pages
pp. 84-102
Launched on MUSE
2018-05-22
Open Access
No
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