/Tag: Immigration
7 11, 2018

The Potentially Devastating Long-Term Effects of Today’s Short-Term Immigration Debacle

2018-11-07T16:07:49+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

I fear What the past will do to me In the future - Yehuda Amichai, Concrete Poem Part 1 Through the Eyes of a Trauma-Informed Social Worker Last year, 20 years after receiving my Master’s Degree in Social Work I completed an 18 month certification in Child and Parent Psychotherapy with an emphasis on treating [...]

18 10, 2018

10 Actions Social Workers can Take to Stand with Dreamers

2018-10-19T11:06:32+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

In 2012, former President Barack Obama took executive action to protect the lives of immigrant young people who came to the United States as children. These young people are known as Dreamers, based on proposed legislation called the Development, Education, and Relief for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act “that would have granted legal status to certain [...]

4 01, 2016

Understanding the DAPA Program for Social Workers

2017-12-07T21:25:48+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

In 2012, President Obama successfully implemented the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) through Executive Action. Next was the DAPA Program. DACA allowed qualifying undocumented youth to obtain work permits and temporary stays of deportation for their presence in the United States, among other benefits (link to the Immigration Guide). However, advocates, immigrants, and DACA [...]