Lived Experiences of Undocumented Latin@ Students: Phenomenological Research Study
Undocumented Latin@ students face numerous life experiences. Economic, legal, and social difficulties are just a few examples affecting academic performance and potentially drop out of high school. The labeling as an undocumented Latin@ student increased the probability of non-participators in high school education, reducing college entry options, and societal rejection experiences. The qualitative, phenomenological research study explored the lived experiences of 20 undocumented Latin@ students. The aim was to address the connection between lived experiences of undocumented Latin@ students and the dropout rate in Lincolndale, New York. Latin@ is a term used in contemporary Latin culture to identify diverse Latinos as including gender-neutral members of the Latino community.