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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.
Education and Training, Multicultural
undocumented immigrants, undocumented college students, mental health needs, 1.5 generation, Spanish
Torres Stone, R. A., & Aragon Cooper, N. (2017). The DREAMers Study: Undocumented College Students and Their Mental Health Needs [English and Spanish versions]. Psychiatry Information in Brief, 14 (1). https://doi.org/10.7191/pib.1108
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