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Open Access Senior Thesis

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Bachelor of Arts


Humanities: Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture

Reader 1

Marina Pérez de Mendiola

Reader 2

Andrew Aisenberg

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In September 2017, the Trump administration announced its plan to rescind The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA). Since then, program recipients, who have in recent years assumed the name "Dreamers," have fought back. This thesis explores how Dreamers use storytelling as a means of articulating individual and collective identity as a form of resistance in the sociopolitical climate that is Trump's America.