TITLE

Immigration Reform and Social Work

AUTHOR(S)
Gelfand, Donald E.; Bialik-Gilad, Rebeca
PUB. DATE
January 1989
SOURCE
Social Work;Jan89, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explores the implications of Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 for social workers and social welfare programs. The immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 allowed many undocumented aliens to legalize their residency in the United States. However,the act has created new problems for undocumented aliens intent on remaining in the United States. Unless the majority of undocumented aliens returns to their native country, social worker; will find themselves attempting to remedy the effects of an immigration policy that prevents undocumented aliens from attaining satisfactory living conditions. In addition, social workers will have to confront problems such. as health care, intergenerational assistance, and homelessness. The implications of IRCA for social workers and social welfare, programs are examined and policy alternatives and consequences are probed. Some issues that have resulted from the current immigration act are examined. In addition, some concerns about illegal immigration that involve current service provisions to undocumented aliens and services in the twenty-first century are addressed.
ACCESSION #
5271680

 

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