ERIC Number: ED453693
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Placing Immigrants at Risk: The Impact of Our Laws and Policies on American Families. Report 1.
United States Catholic Conference, Washington, DC. Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
This report focuses on "at risk" immigrants in the United States. This first report in a series of four details the impact of American immigration laws and policies on U.S. families. This series does not seek to advance specific policies or reforms. It intends merely to relate the stories of newcomers in the confidence that they will speak powerfully for themselves. Subsequent reports will cover immigrant laborers, those in custody of the Immigration and naturalization Service (INS), immigrants seeking to become U.S. citizens, and other groups of at-risk newcomers. This series attempts to put a human face on the harsher aspects of U.S. immigration laws by sharing the stories of newcomers. The following topics are addressed in this report: family-based immigration: backlogs, processing delays, and poor service; family reunification but not for the poor; American families with undocumented and other members subject to bars on admission; reinstatement of removal; victims of domestic violence; immigrant families with members who have criminal convictions; how detention divides families; the impact of workplace raids on families; deaths on the southern border; and preying upon immigrants: the human toll of unauthorized legal practice. A glossary of terms is appended. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education) (KFT)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Federal Legislation, Foreign Nationals, Immigrants, Immigration, Limited English Speaking, Personal Narratives, Political Attitudes, Spanish Speaking
Molly McKenna, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., McCormick Pavilion, 415 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20017 ($15). Tel: 202-635-2567; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Catholic Conference, Washington, DC. Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
Note: For Reports 2-4, see FL 801 444-47.