Date of Award
Master of Arts in English Composition
This thesis analyzes rhetorically the 1982 Supreme Court case Plyer v. Doe, sections of the Welfare Reform Act and the Illegal Immigratiom Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, and the 2011 version of the proposed Development, Relief and Education for Minors (Dream Act) in order to trace the underlying beliefs and assumptions that justify refusing undocumented students support for and thus access to postsecondary institutions.
Figueroa, Yanira Estrada, "Access denied: The rhetorical construction of undocumented students in postsecondary education" (2011). Theses Digitization Project. 3906.