Sanctuary Cities, Communities, and Organizations: A Nation at a Crossroads

Sanctuary Cities, Communities, and Organizations: A Nation at a Crossroads

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The term "sanctuary city" gained a new level of national recognition during the 2016 United States presidential election, and immigration policies and debates have remained a top issue since Donald Trump was elected President. The battle over immigration and deportation will be waged on many fronts in the coming years, but sanctuary cities- municipalities that resist the national government's efforts to enforce immigration laws-are likely to be on the front lines for the immediate future, and social workers and others in the helping professions have vital roles to play. In this book, Melvin Delgado offers a compelling case for the centrality of sanctuary cities' cause to the very mission and professional identity of social workers and others in the human services and mental health professions. He also presents a historical perspective on the rise of the sanctuary movements of the 1970s and 2000s, giving context for the current environment and immigration debate. Sanctuary Cities, Communities, and Organizations serves as a helpful resource for human service practitioners, academics, and the general public alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781515935889
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 10/30/2018
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Melvin Delgado is a professor at Boston University School of Social Work. He has published numerous articles and thirty books on urban community practice topics.

Mike Chamberlain is an actor and voice-over performer, as well as an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning audiobook narrator. Along with animation and video game characters, Mike performs narration and voices promos for television. He lives with his wife and daughter in Southern California.

Table of Contents


Section 1: Grounding Sanctuary Cities
Chapter 1: Overview
Chapter 2: Brief Historical Overview of Immigration in the United States
Chapter 3: Cities, Immigrants, and the Undocumented
Chapter 4: Who Are the Unauthorized?

Section 2: Sanctuary Cities, Communities, Organizations, and Homes
Chapter 5: Definition, History, Demographics, and Boundaries of Sanctuary Cities
Chapter 6: Geographical Location of Sanctuary Designations
Chapter 7: Sanctuary Organizations
Chapter 8: Case Illustrations: Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco

Section 3: Where to Now?
Chapter 9: Supporting the Sanctuary City Movement
Chapter 10: The Evolution of a National Discourse on the Sanctuary Cities Movement


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