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ERIC Number: EJ1000153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0037-8046
Grassroots Responsiveness to Human Rights Abuse: History of the Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights
Sanders, Laura; Martinez, Ramiro; Harner, Margaret; Harner, Melanie; Horner, Pilar; Delva, Jorge
Social Work, v58 n2 p117-125 Apr 2013
The purpose of this article is to discuss how a community agency based in Washtenaw County, the Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigration Rights (WICIR), emerged in response to increasing punitive immigration practices and human rights abuses toward the Latino community. The article discusses how WICIR is engaged in advocacy, community education on immigration issues, and political action toward a more humane immigration reform. Detailed examples of human rights abuses and the WICIR activities described in response to the abuses serve as illustrations of social work advocacy, education, and policy formulation that affect the general public, policymakers, and law enforcement officials.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan