Abstract

In response to anti-immigrant policies, countless families are returning to their countries of origin. One immigrant community persists: the undocumented mothers of children with disabilities (CWD). Using the testimonios of Spanish-speaking Latinx mothers of emergent bilingual CWD, this study answers the question of why they stay. This study presents the reasons why these mothers would rather return to their country of origin but choose to stay in the United States to meet the needs of their children. The ways in which disability labels and monolingual placements influence their decision are shared, as well as possibilities for supporting these families.

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