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Undocumented Young Adults and Mixed-Status Families

Enriquez, Laura E. In press, forthcoming April 2020. Of Love and Papers: How Immigration Policy Affects Romance and Family. University of California Press.

Enriquez, Laura E. 2017. “Gendering Illegality: Undocumented Young Adults’ Negotiation of the Family Formation Process.” American Behavioral Scientist 61(10):1153-1171. (open access version)

Enriquez, Laura E. 2016. “‘Nomas Cásate’ / ‘Just Get Married’: How Legalization Pathways Shape Mixed-Status Relationships.” In Beyond Black and White A Reader on Contemporary Race Relations. Edited by Zulema Valdez. Sage.

Enriquez, Laura E. 2015. “Multigenerational Punishment: Shared Experience of Undocumented Immigration Status within Mixed-Status Families.” Journal of Marriage and Family. 77(4):939-953.

Educational Pathways and Undocumented Student Equity

Enriquez, Laura E, Martha Morales Hernandez,  Daniel Millán, and Daisy Vazquez Vera. 2019. “Mediating Illegality: Federal, State, and Institutional Policies in the Educational Experiences of Undocumented College Students.” Law & Social Inquiry 44(3): 679-703.

Cha, Biblia, Laura E. Enriquez and Annie Ro. 2019. “Beyond Access: Psychosocial Barriers to Undocumented Students’ Use of Mental Health Services.” Social Science & Medicine 233: 193-200.

Enriquez, Laura E, Martha Morales Hernandez,* and Annie Ro. 2018. “Deconstructing Immigrant Illegality: A Mixed-Methods Investigation of Stress and Health among Undocumented College Students.” Race and Social Problems 10(3): 193-208. (view only version)

Enriquez, Laura E. 2017. “A “Master Status” or the “Final Straw”? Assessing the Role of Immigration Status in Latino Undocumented Youths’ Pathways Out of School.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 43(9):1526-1543.(open access version)

Salinas Velasco, Carlos, Trisha Mazumder, and Laura E. Enriquez. 2015. ““It’s Not Just a Latino Issue”: Policy Recommendations to Better Support a Racially Diverse Population of Undocumented Students.” InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies 11(1):1-11.

Enriquez, Laura E. 2011.“‘Because We Feel the Pressure and We Also Feel the Support’: Examining the Educational Success of Undocumented Immigrant Latina/o Students.” Harvard Educational Review 81(3):476-500.

Intersectionality and Diverse Experiences of Immigrant Illegality

Enriquez, Laura E. and Daniel Millán. 2019. “Situational Triggers and Protective Locations: Conceptualising the Salience of Deportability in Everyday Life.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Enriquez, Laura E, Daisy Vazquez Vera, and S. Karthick Ramakrishnan. 2019. “Driver’s Licenses for All?: Racialized Illegality and the Implementation of Progressive Immigration Policy in California.” Law & Policy 41(1): 34-58.

Enriquez, Laura E. 2019. “Border Hopping Mexicans, Law-Abiding Asians, and Racialized Illegality: Analyzing Undocumented College Students’ Experiences through a Relational Lens.” Relational Formations of Race: Theory, Method and Practice. Edited by Natalia Molina, Daniel Martinez HoSang, and Ramón A. Gutiérrez. University of California Press.

Enriquez, Laura E. 2016. “‘I Talk to Them but I Don’t Know Them’: Undocumented Young Adults Negotiating Belonging in the U.S. through Conversations with Mexico.” In Click and Kin: Transnational Identity and Quick Media. Eds. May Friedman and Silvia Schultermandl. University of Toronto Press.

Immigrant Youth Social Movements

Saguy, Abigail C. and Laura E. Enriquez. 2020. “Mobilizing Fearful Constituents.” In Come Out, Come Out, Whoever You Are: Identity Politics in the 21st Century by Abigail C. Saguy. Oxford University Press.

Enriquez, Laura E. and Abigail C. Saguy. 2015. “Coming Out of the Shadows: Harnessing a Cultural Schema to Advance the Undocumented Immigrant Youth Movement.” American Journal of Cultural Sociology. 4(1):107-130.

Enriquez, Laura E. 2014. “‘Undocumented Immigrant and Citizen Students Unite:’ Building a Cross-Status Coalition through Shared Ideology.” Social Problems 61(2):155-174.

Other Publications

Donato, Katharine M, Laura E. Enriquez, and Cheryl Llewellyn. 2017. “Frozen and Stalled: Gender and Migration Scholarship in the 21st Century.” American Behavioral Scientist 61(10):1079-1085.

Ochoa, Gilda L, Laura E. Enriquez, Sandra Hamada, and Jenniffer Rojas. 2012. “Constructing Multiple ‘Gap[s]’: Reproducing Divisions and Disparities between Asian Americans and Latinas/os in a California High School.” In Transnational Crossroads: Remapping the Americas and the Pacific. Edited by Camilla Fojas and Rudy P. Guevarra, Jr.  University of Nebraska Press.