Americans by Heart: Undocumented Latino Students and the Promise of Higher Education

  • Edelina Burciaga
Keywords: undocumented, immigrant


Americans by heart: Undocumented Latino students and the promise of higher education is an in-depth exploration of the experiences of Latino undocumented immigrant young people. Pérez’s primary focus is on the factors that shape the pathway to college for undocumented Latino students. The book captures the challenges and risks associated with growing up undocumented in the United States, and also highlights how undocumented Latino students cope with these challenges. Perez’s compassionate and informative book is a welcome addition to the growing body of research about undocumented immigrant young people.