Living arrangements of ‘Dreamers’ are more complex, less stable, study shows

Undocumented Mexican and Central American immigrants who came to the United States as children or teens, commonly known as “Dreamers,” live in more complex and less stable households than their documented or native-born counterparts, according to a new study from Cornell researchers.

The study co-authored by Matthew Hall, associate professor of Policy Analysis and Management (PAM), CPC Director and Interim Chair of PAM, Kelly Musick and doctoral student Youngmin Yi compared the composition, size and stability of the households of unauthorized immigrants, documented immigrants and U.S.-born groups, and examined the extent of these groups’ shared family and residential ties.

Read the full Cornell Chronicle article by Stephen D’Angelo.