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The Undocumented Americans

Cornejo Villavicencio, Karla. Book - 2019 364.1 Co, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Social Science / Sociology / Cornejo Villavicencio, Karla None on shelf 48 requests on 3 copies Community Rating: 3 out of 5

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Staten Island -- Ground zero -- Miami -- Flint -- Cleveland -- New Haven.
"Traveling across the country, journalist Karla Cornejo Villavicencio risked arrest at every turn to report the extraordinary stories of her fellow undocumented Americans. Her subjects have every reason to be wary around reporters, but Cornejo Villavicencio has unmatched access to their stories. Her work culminates in a stunning, essential read for our times. Born in Ecuador and brought to the United States when she was five years old, Cornejo Villavicencio has lived the American Dream. Raised on her father's deliveryman income, she later became one of the first undocumented students admitted into Harvard. She is now a doctoral candidate at Yale University and has written for The New York Times. She weaves her own story among those of the eleven million undocumented who have been thrust into the national conversation today as never before. Looking well beyond the flashpoints of the border or the activism of the DREAMERS, Cornejo Villavicencio explores the lives of the undocumented as rarely seen in our daily headlines. In New York, we meet the undocumented workers who were recruited in the federally funded Ground Zero cleanup after 9/11. In Miami we enter the hidden botanicas, which offer witchcraft and homeopathy to those whose status blocks them from any other healthcare options. In Flint, Michigan, we witness how many live in fear as the government issues raids at grocery stores and demands identification before offering life-saving clean water. In her book, Undocumented America, Cornejo Villavicencio powerfully reveals the hidden corners of our nation of immigrants. She brings to light remarkable stories of hope and resilience, and through them we come to understand what it truly means to be American"-- Provided by publisher.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2019]
Year Published: 2019
Description: xvii, 185 pages ; 22 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780399592683
0399592687

SUBJECTS
Cornejo Villavicencio, Karla.
Undocumented immigrants -- United States -- Biography.
Undocumented immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions.
Autobiographies.
Biographies.