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Tag Archives: immigrants

NASW official: Japanese American World War II internment camp survivors show solidarity with today’s immigrant children

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As the nation continues to witness the chaos resulting from the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of separating children from their parents when they enter the United States, many organizations including the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) have decried this cruel, inhumane and immoral policy.  Social workers along with many other mental health professionals are shocked that our government has been engaged ... Read More »

Join NASW on June 30! Stand up for immigrant children and their families

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NASW is joining with partners to promote the June 30 national protest rally and mobilization against the Trump Administration’s “Zero Tolerance” Family Separation Policy. The Zero Tolerance Family Separation Policy has caused the separation of families entering the United States. With his Executive Order last week President Trump stopped the policy of separating families as they enter the United States. There are, however, ... Read More »

STATEMENT: President Trump decision to rescind DACA is cruel, unwise and unjustified

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NASW STATEMENT: The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) strongly opposes President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and will work with allied organizations and Congress to continue protections for young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children. President Trump’s decision to revoke DACA dismays us. The order is cruel, unwise ... Read More »

Tangible needs and external stressors faced by Chinese American families with a member having schizophrenia

Winnie Kung, Ph.D. set out to study the families of Chinese Americans who have schizophrenia. She wanted to know what particular stresses and problems these families face. Sensing a real gap in researchers’ knowledge about how this particular segment of the population deals with the issues of having a family member with schizophrenia, she designed a study to gather relevant ... Read More »

NASW Unaccompanied Migrant Children Social Justice Brief: What Social Workers can do to address the crisis

The United States is grappling with a massive influx of more than 60,000 children and teenagers who have migrated to the United States from Central American, particularly El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Many of these children are fleeing gang violence and extreme poverty in their home countries. Others are the victims of drug traffickers and sex trafficking/sexual violence or are being ... Read More »

Detentions of the Undocumented

In 2010, almost 400,000 immigrants were held in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention. “Many of these individuals are parents and primary caregivers of U.S. citizen children and have no criminal record,” writes NASW’s International Committee in a recent Human Rights Update issued by NASW.  “Social workers are often responsible for ensuring the welfare of the children who must live ... Read More »