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Making Immigrant Rights Real: Nonprofits and the Politics of by Els de Graauw

By Els de Graauw

More than 1/2 the forty-one million foreign-born participants within the usa this present day are noncitizens, part have trouble with English, 1 / 4 are undocumented, and lots of are negative. consequently, such a lot immigrants have few possibilities to make their voices heard within the political procedure. Nonprofits in lots of towns have stepped into this hole to advertise the combination of deprived immigrants. they've got performed so regardless of impressive constraints on their political actions, together with limits on their lobbying and partisan electioneering, constrained organizational assets, and dependence on executive investment. Immigrant rights advocates additionally function in a countrywide context considering immigration enforcement instead of immigrant integration. In Making Immigrant Rights Real, Els de Graauw examines how immigrant-serving nonprofits could make notable coverage profits regardless of those limitations.

Drawing on 3 case reports of immigrant rights policies—language entry, exertions rights, and municipal identification cards—in San Francisco, de Graauw develops a tripartite version of advocacy recommendations that nonprofits have used to suggest, enact, and enforce immigrant-friendly rules: administrative advocacy, cross-sectoral and cross-organizational collaborations, and strategic factor framing. The creative improvement and deployment of those options enabled immigrant-serving nonprofits in San Francisco to safe a few notable new immigrant rights victories, and de Graauw explores how different towns can study from their experiences.

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