Young Immigrants Association and the Future Latino Leadership in the United States. Social Capital and Political Engagement of Dreamers in perspective.

  • Estefania Cruz Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Keywords: Young immigrants, Dreamers’ association, social capital, group consciousness, Latino leadership, political opportunity,

Abstract

This work analyzes Dreamers’ political participation as a civic association movement, as well as their pathway for social change in the U.S. The article reflects on their social capital and the challenges facing them to explain the possible scenarios for a movement that has politicized a considerable number of contemporary young U.S. Americans. The aim is to complement the existing work in the field, contributing with explanations grounded in political sociology approaches, focused on the politicization of undocumented youth, the analysis of minority association, the influence and leadership of the movement, and, especially, Dreamers’ opportunities and challenges in U.S. politics. 

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Published
2016-12-20
How to Cite
Cruz, E. (2016). Young Immigrants Association and the Future Latino Leadership in the United States. Social Capital and Political Engagement of Dreamers in perspective. Norteamérica, Revista Académica Del CISAN-UNAM, 11(2), 165-192. https://doi.org/10.20999/nam.2016.b007
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