Title

The Criminalization of Immigration: Value Conflicts for the Social Work Profession

Publication Date

1-1-2012

Document Type

Article

Abstract

This article examines the impact of the criminalization of immigration on non-documented immigrants and the profession of social work. To meet its aims, the article explores the new realities for undocumented immigrants within the context of globalization. It then assesses the criminal justice and homeland security responses to undocumented immigrants, also referred to as the criminalization of immigration. It subsequently explores the ethical dilemmas and value discrepancies for social workers that are implicated in some of these responses. Finally, it presents implications for social workers and the social work profession.

Publication Title

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Volume

39

Issue

1

First Page

169

Last Page

185

Version

open access