An Economic and Political Lens into the Lives of Undocumented Migrant Female-Headed Households
Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science and University Honors
Women immigrants -- Mental health -- United States -- Interviews, Women immigrants -- United States -- Economic conditions, Mexicans -- United States, Detention of persons, Deportation
Mexican undocumented women are essential in migrating in many households; they are often at the center of sustaining immigrant networks (Caroline B. Brettell 2015). The purpose of this study is to document, analyze, and report on the sociopolitical climate concerning the federal immigration detention and deportation pursued by the Trump regime and its effect on the mental health and financial well-being of undocumented migrant mothers working in Oregon. Throughout the interviewed data analysis process, the study examines the critical role women play in building community and navigating through multiple state social services and programs as a means of self-empowerment. This thesis argues there were increased levels of exploitation, economic and racial discrimination, and dispossession of undocumented Mexican women during this period.
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Preciado Mendoza, Fátima V., "An Economic and Political Lens into the Lives of Undocumented Migrant Female-Headed Households" (2021). University Honors Theses. Paper 1137.
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