This page lists news articles, media coverage, book readings, and other upcoming events related to my research.
Redefining American: Professor William Perez Hopes to Shed Light on What it Means to Grow Up Undocumented in the United States-Hispanic Magazine
May 6th, 2010
"Whereas the United States has sought to be a champion of human rights throughout the world, when it comes to undocumented youth living among us, we have forsaken this policy of humanity." Perez concludes.
March 29, 2010
by William Perez, Ph.D.
The Urban Institute estimates that there are approximately 3.4 million children and young adults under the age of 24 living in the United States who are undocumented. The 1982 Supreme Court ruling Plyer v. Doe guarantees all of them education through 12th grade, and 65,000 graduate high school every year.
But after high school, they suddenly find themselves ineligible for any government support for higher education -- virtually guaranteeing that the public investment in their K-12 schooling is squandered.
I was stunned to find how little research has been done on these students and their situation to inform discussions about the merits of passing the DREAM Act so I decided to fill the gap...
I will be doing a book reading and signing at Vromans Bookstore in Pasadena on Wednesday September 9th from 7-9pm.