Welcome to Week 9 of class. On Tuesday, November 3 Group 3 will lead us in a discussion of the assigned reading chapter 2: “Mitad Alla, Mitad Aqui: Half There, Half Here,” in the book Intimate Migrations: Gender, Family, and Illegality Among Transnational Mexicans, by Deborah A. Boehm. We will also watch the documentary Documented, on both Tuesday and Thursday. (I have cancelled the reading assigned for Thursday. I am also canceling the two remaining quizzes, unless there are objections). Documented will be the replacement material (instead of Thursday’s reading) that will be on the exam.

Group discussion questions (find brief info online in a few minutes, and post links in comments section)
Group 1: What is the Dream ACT?
Group 2: What are the various solutions to gain some legal status for undocumented migrants in the U.S.? What was Jose’s solutions?
Group 3: Describe the process of gaining citizenship in the U.S. in general (types of visas, wait, limits, etc.)
Group 4: The overall costs of gaining citizenship or green card?
Group 5: Anecdotal stories of the process covering a range of examples.

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