Answer the four questions below in essay format. Each answer to each of the questions must be between 1- 2 pages, so you must submit a final between 6-8 pages total. Your answers must be based on your reading of the book: The DREAMers: How the Undocumented Youth Movement Transformed the Immigrant Rights Debate. By, Walter J. Nichols. This final is not a research paper so you must not use any outside sources. If you use outside sources, you will get a zero (0) score for that particular question where the outside source is used.
Based on the Story of the DREAMers as told in the book, explain and analyze the most important aspects of the struggle for a legal status that led to the creation of this movement.
- Identify and discuss messages created by the immigrant rights organizations in 2001 for the DREAMers and what were the positive and negative aspects of these messages intended to transform them into “exceptional immigrants”?
- What disagreements over strategy emerged between the DREAMers and some of the immigrant rights organizations that led to the DREAMers breaking away?
- “Undocumented, Unafraid and Unapologetic” became the new message crafted by the DREAMers, discuss why this new representation became a “coming out” moment for the undocumented youth?
- As part of their “multifront war” of trying to achieve victories, identify and discuss the laws that were passed at the state level in California and the policy enacted by the Obama administration, that would provide for Dreamers a “de-facto legality.”