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dc.creatorStough, Laura M.
dc.creatorVillarreal, Edgar
dc.creatorCastillo, Linda G.
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-03T19:11:02Z
dc.date.available2018-01-03T19:11:02Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationStough, L. M., Villarreal, E., & Castillo, L. G. (2010). Disaster and social vulnerability: The case of undocumented Mexican migrant workers. In J. D. Rivera and D. S. Miller (Eds.), Minority resiliency and the legacy of disaster (pp. 297-315). New York: Edwin Mellen.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/165521
dc.description.abstractThe undocumented status of many immigrants disfranchises them from receiving most of the state and federal support offered to other members of their community. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) guidelines, non-citizens may only receive disaster counseling, legal services and other short-term non-cash emergency assistance. Undocumented people are further marginalized by reducing their options of evacuation due to their low economic status and the cost of evacuating. Living in a country that has become increasingly concerned with issues of border security exacerbates the discrimination many minorities encounter during times of disaster. This discrimination perpetuates an environment of fear during disasters that discourages undocumented individuals from seeking whatever little services are available to them. Past negative experiences with government agencies, both here and in their country of origin, contributes to their fear of evacuating, leaving the safety of their home and seeking help from local, state and federal authorities. (Fothergill, 1999).en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherEdwin Mellenen_US
dc.subjectdisaster, Hispanic, Mexican American, vulnerabilityen_US
dc.titleDisaster and social vulnerability: The case of undocumented Mexican migrant workersen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
local.departmentEducational Psychologyen_US


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