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Abstract

Introduction, Context, and Overview

Why Focus on Immigrants?

Immigrant as a Conceptual Term

Definitions of Key Terms

Limitations of the Monograph

Organization of the Monograph

A Context for Immigration in the United States

Theoretical Foundation: Immigrant Student College Transition and Persistence

Neo-Racism

Social-Ecological Model

Acculturation and Assimilation Theories

Social Capital Theory

Conclusion

Access to Higher Education for Immigrant Students

Generational Status

Socioeconomic Status

English Language Proficiency

Parental Involvement and Expectations

Financial Aid

Conclusion

Collegiate Experience of Immigrant Students

College Adjustment and Persistence

Psychological Development and Acculturation

Social Identity Development

Career Aspirations and Development

Conclusion

Undocumented Students and Higher Education

Background on Undocumented Immigrants

Federal Legislation and Undocumented Students

State Approaches to Undocumented Students and Higher Education

Opposition to In-state Tuition Rates for Undocumented Students

Conclusion

Immigrant Students and Community Colleges

Relevant Research on Immigrants at Community Colleges

Issues Related to Immigrant Students in Community Colleges

Innovative Programs for Educating Immigrants

Conclusion

Concluding Thoughts

Suggestions for Future Research

Implications for Policy and Practice

Conclusion

Notes

Appendix

References

Name Index

Subject Index

About the Authors