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date: 26 September 2022

Immigrant Communities in the United States and Macro Practicelocked

Immigrant Communities in the United States and Macro Practicelocked

  • Laura FolkweinLaura FolkweinUCC Missoula

Summary

Macro social work practice with immigrant organizations and communities in the United States requires a basic understanding of the underlying values and history of U.S. immigration laws and policy. U.S. immigration policy frequently reflects multiple and conflicting interests and values in labor needs, global politics, family unification, and national security, and policies often shift in response to political leadership, ideology, and public opinion. Some areas of the history of U.S. immigration laws and various macro social work approaches to U.S. immigration policy include (a) advocacy at local, state, and federal levels; (b) anti-immigrant legislation proposed at the state level; and (c) collaboration between grassroots organizations and local leaders to build policies and practices that support immigrants.

Subjects

  • Ethics and Values
  • International and Global Issues
  • Macro Practice
  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Populations and Practice Settings
  • Social Justice and Human Rights

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