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Undocumented college students face several barriers that may place them at high risk of poor mental health. Despite growing up and receiving primary and secondary (K-12) education in the U.S., many undocumented young adults cannot legally work, vote or drive in most states. Their illegal status interferes with their ability to accumulate relevant/ practical work experience leading to the inability to develop the necessary job skills before graduating high school, which can limit their employment opportunities.
Torres Stone, R. A., & Aragon Cooper, N. (2017). The DREAMers Study: Undocumented College Students and Their Mental Health Needs. Psychiatry Information in Brief, 14 (1). Retrieved from http://escholarship.umassmed.edu/pib/vol14/iss1/1
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Education and Training, Multicultural
undocumented immigrants, undocumented college students, mental health needs, 1.5 generation