Tag Archives: immigration

“Me Perdía en la Escuela”: Latino Newcomer Youths in the U.S. School System

Unaccompanied minors, or “newcomer youths,” come to the United States from Mexico and Central America to escape violence and persecution, and to seek financial and academic opportunities. Many newcomer youths arrive with gaps in their formal education attributed to the immigration process and the heterogeneity of their pre-U.S. lives. Once they are enrolled in the U.S. school system, many educators ... Read More »

The February-March Issue of Social Work Magazine Featured Immigration Issues

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In case you missed it, here are some of the features in the February-March 2020 issue of Social Work Advocates. Top stories include: Immigration: Social Workers Focused on Trauma-Related Impact With so many immigrants and refugees experiencing trauma related to the Trump administration’s immigration policies, social workers are stepping up to help in various ways — from direct care to ... Read More »

NASW President volunteers at U.S.-Mexico border to help detained migrant mothers and children

NASW President Kathryn Conley Wehrmann (right) and NASW New Jersey team mates Paul Cataldo and Sandy Ortega before boarding their flight to return home.

By Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, MSW, LCSW President, National Association of Social Workers The Dilley Pro Bono Project (DPBP) is a local partner in the Immigration Justice Campaign. Its mission is to serve the immigrant mothers and children detained at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, TX. DPBP operates a non-traditional pro bono model of legal services that ... Read More »

How to Volunteer to Help Immigrant Children Separated from Family

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Social workers eager to help immigrants who have been separated from their children have a wealth of resources at their disposal. The truth is one of them. National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Board Member Guadalupe G. Lara, LMSW, an expert on social work and immigration, is encouraging social workers to advocate for these children and “to speak to some of the ... Read More »

NASW Social Justice Brief examines Trump immigration policy, sanctuary cities and child welfare

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The Trump AdminThe Trump Administration policy of deporting large numbers of immigrants who are in the United States illegally is having a significant impact on the social work profession. Staff from the National Association of Social Workers Arizona, California, New Mexico, New York City, Texas and National Office Social Justice and Human Rights department prepared a Social Justice Brief that looks at ... Read More »

NASW STATEMENT: President Trump’s immigration executive order is inhumane, de facto ban on Muslim immigrants

A woman protests President Trump's immigration executive order outside San Francisco International Airport. Photo courtesy of Reuters.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) opposes President Donald Trump’s executive order Protection of the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States over concerns the order acts as a de facto ban on Muslim immigrants and was enacted in an inhumane and insensitive manner. Trump’s executive order, which was announced on Jan. 27, requires the government to ... Read More »

NASW disappointed by U.S. Supreme Court Immigration Ruling

    NASW STATEMENT: The U.S. Supreme Court on June 23 failed to act on deciding the fate of millions of undocumented families whose legal status had been in limbo since Texas challenged President Obama’s executive action which sought to limit the risk of deportation of parents of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The President’s executive action, referred to ... Read More »

NASW Georgia Chapter urges social workers protest state policies that discriminate against undocumented students

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Georgia Chapter is urging social workers protest state policies that discriminate against college students who migrated to the United States as children and are undocumented. The Georgia Board of Regents bans undocumented students and students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) from attending the state’s top five colleges — the University of ... Read More »

NASW Joins Groups Urging U.S. Supreme Court to Uphold President Obama’s Immigration Order

NASW STATEMENT: The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has joined five anchor organizations to sign on to an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of overturning a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Texas v. United States that blocked President Obama’s executive order to expand immigration deferred action programs. More than 70 organizations with a ... Read More »