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Menjivar (2008) investigates in what ways the legal status of a Guatemalan or Salvadoran immigrant can affect their perceptions and education aspirations by using a qualitative method (multiyear interview). In order for immigrants to be considered in the sample, Guatemalans and Salvadorans had to leave their native country in the 1990s and at least 18 years old. Menjivar gathered a sample size of 34 families and conducted recorded interviews. In the end, Menjivar finds that

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