Graduation Year

Spring 2013

Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


American Studies

Reader 1

Rita Alcala

Reader 2

Tomas Summers Sandoval

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Many people will not see or agree with the social implications of leaving a whole class of people under educated, but they are more likely to listen to the fiscal repercussions. When looking at the economical implications, including the fact that most immigrant families have moved to the U.S. permanently, an opposing member may be more likely to be swayed by undocumented youth having much more to offer the American work industry besides menial, physical labor.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.