Interrogating Racist Nativist Microaggressions and Campus Climate: How Undocumented and DACA College Students Experience Institutional Legal Violence in Colorado

@article{Muoz2018InterrogatingRN,
  title={Interrogating Racist Nativist Microaggressions and Campus Climate: How Undocumented and DACA College Students Experience Institutional Legal Violence in Colorado},
  author={Susana M. Mu{\~n}oz and Darsella Vigil},
  journal={Journal of Diversity in Higher Education},
  year={2018},
  volume={11},
  pages={451–466}
}
In 2013, the state of Colorado passed the ASSET (Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow) bill, which allowed eligible undocumented/DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students residing in Colorado the ability to qualify for in-state tuition at public institutions. Using qualitative methods, we examine how undocumented/DACA students experience their campus climate at 2 institutions in Colorado. This article highlights the voices of 12 undocumented/DACA students. We utilize… 

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