Marcelo Suarez-Orozco: A Dismal Outlook for Children of Illegal Immigrants
Further, kids without legal status see their troubles continue well into their teenage years, as they stumble with job applications, licenses, financial aid for school, and many other official interactions. Suarez-Orozco's report, which you can read here, is a sobering appraisal of the flaws inherent in US immigration policy. Perhaps it will serve as a first step in correcting a system that is still far from perfect.
A distinguished voice on immigration, globalization and education (separately, and in relation to each other), Marcelo Suarez-Orozco is the co-founder of the Harvard Immigration Projects. He has lectured around the world, including at the UN and the Vatican. He is currently the Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education at NYU.