Conference

Nine Digits of Freedom: Analyzing Inherent Privileges that Come From Being a U.S. Citizen

Authors
  • Max Wood (Iowa State University)
  • Wicitra Mahotma (Iowa State University)
  • Vaness McNeal (Iowa State University)
  • Keeann Nelson (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Privileges that come with being a U.S.-born citizen are not always apparent on a daily basis, however, for some individuals this is a daily reality. Applying for higher education, scholarships, employment. and health care often require a social security number. Having a social security number is a privilege that undocumented individuals do not have. This matters because undocumented individuals live in our communities and are a part of our families. They are constrained in positions that hinder them from reaching their potential as productive citizens. In this presentation we will address issues related to undocumented individuals in the Latino community and how citizenship influences their daily lives and activities.

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01 Mar 2013
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