Episode 10: Immigration in Crisis

NASW Social Work Talks Podcast

Mel Wilson and Guadelupe Lara In this special episode, our guests weigh in on the crisis currently brewing around immigration in the United States, specifically related to the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy and to children separated from their families at our southern border.

Our guests are Melvin H. Wilson, LCSW, NASW's Manager of Social Justice & Human Rights, and Guadalupe G. Lara, LMSW, NASW Board of Directors Member-at-Large.

Recorded onsite at the 2018 NASW National Conference
Published July 6, 2018

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The Family Separation Crisis and the Importance of Legal Representation

October 15, 2018 - 1 – 2 pm (ET) 

This webinar will provide an overview of the intersection of family separation and legal services for unaccompanied children, from the perspective of a practitioner on the ground, the national picture, and the federal policy changes under consideration. Free for all NASW members.

Social Justice Brief
Migrant and Asylum-Seeking Families: Analysis of Federal Government Policies and Procedures

National policies on responding to families and unaccompanied minors, particularly those entering at the Mexico-U.S. border, recently took a sharp turn as the Trump administration implemented the so-called zero-tolerance policy.

This policy — when coupled with family separation policies — has blurred the lines between how families and children are traditionally processed when they cross the border. As we know by now, the results have been that these unclear and rushed procedures have contributed to potentially life-long harm to both parents and children who are entangled in this morass.

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