The purpose of this research was to understand the migration process as experienced by unaccompanied immigrant minors (UIMs). That is, to form a better understanding of why they seek migration, what motivates their migration, what happens to them on their migration journey, and how they adapt to their new communities in the United States. Using qualitative research methods, 60 semi-structured in-depth interviews were collected, along with 12 ethnographic interviews, and participant observations.
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- Latin American Studies
- 1.5 Immigrant Generation
- Central American Migrants
- Child Migration
- Mexican Migrants
- Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors
- Unaccompanied immigrant children--United States--Interviews.
- Unaccompanied immigrant children
- Central Americans--United States--Social conditions.
- Central Americans
- Mexicans--United States--Social conditions.
- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2016Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-242)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Sociology