Tied to the dream of being adopted by a Country that is not yours: A Definition of Dreamer from the Perspective of young Migrants.
This document discusses who the Dreamers are from the perspective of the young migrants settled in Mexico and the United States. The work is based on a survey distributed through Surveyymonkey among young migrants installed in Mexico and members of 8 Dreamers groups and DACA recipients on Facebook in the United States between May and August 2018. From the analysis of the answers, we derive three hypotheses: first, contrary to expectations, young people do not assume themselves heterogeneously as Dreamers, nor do they grant the same content to the concept; Second, this concept contains a sense of belonging to the United States regardless of the place of residence of young people, so it seems to join the technical belonging to Mexico with the sense of belonging that derives from socialization in the United States. The third is that youngsters accept or reject the Dreamer concept because of the reference points and mental maps beyond the legal definitions set by the DREAMAct or DACA including both countries in their communities of belonging.
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