Title

Immigration Detention Centers: Implications for Social Work

Publication Date

4-3-2015

Document Type

Article

Abstract

This article examines the dilemmas faced by undocumented immigrants within the criminal justice system vis-à-vis the immigrant detention center and the resulting implications for social work. It explores the new realities for undocumented immigrants in the United States, including an explanation of state policies that have led to the criminalization of immigrants. The criminal justice and homeland security responses to undocumented immigrants, including the trend toward the privatization of immigration detention centers are analyzed. Finally, the implications of these trends for social work practice are discussed.

Publication Title

Smith College Studies in Social Work

Volume

85

Issue

2

First Page

146

Last Page

158

DOI

10.1080/00377317.2015.1017411

Version

pre-print, post-print

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