Guides & Reports
Executive Summary The proportion of all legal foreign-born residents who have become naturalized U.S. citizens rose to 52% in 2005, the highest level in a quarter of a century and 15 percentage point increase since 1990, according to an analysis by the Pew Hispanic Center. The population of naturalized citizens reached 12.8 million in 2005, a historic high that reflects both a rise in the number of legal migrants and an increased likelihood that those who are eligible apply for citizenship.
Nonprofit service organizations in the U.S. have contact with millions of people in need each year. As a result, local communities often view them as places where the neglected and forgotten can receive critical services.
By S. Karthick Ramakrishnan July 2006Celia Viramontes
By the Alliance for Children and Families
The goals of New Voices include informing the human services field on strategies to support civic engagement, and building the capacity of human service agencies to commit to this work. The report is a learning tool and an invitation for dialogue. In the following pages, we examine the experiences of six Alliance for Children and Families member organizations and their efforts to work with community partners to support the civic engagement of their constituent-clients.
The powerpoint presentation discusses state and local actions to combat anti-immigration legislation and ordinances, for example, the Hazelton decision in Hazelton, Pennsylvania. In addition, the presentation discusses the legal standards and challenges to state and local anti-immigrant legislation, ordinances or resolutions.
By Donald Kerwin and Karen Herrling
By Andy Nash, New England Literacy Resource Center/World Education This article proposes a process for building ESOL students capacity for engaged and active citizenship through which EL/Civics classes serve as a venue for not just comprehending, but also critically examining policies and systems that affect students lives. It draws on years of work with ESOL providers, the Equipped for the Future citizen/community member role map, and a theoretical framework that describes three kinds of citizens: personally responsible, participatory, and justice-oriented citizens.
Reviews for Indefinite Detainees
By Kathleen Glynn and Sarah Bronstein*
Building a Race and Immigration Dialogue in the Global Economy: A Popular Education Resource for Immigrant and Refugee Community Organizers
By Eunice Hyunhye Cho, Francisco Arguelles Paz y Puente, Miriam Ching Yoon Louie, and Sasha Khokha
BRIDGE: Building a Race and Immigration Dialogue in the Global Economy is a tool for all organizers, community groups, educators, activists, advocates, and leaders—anyone committed to supporting the rights of immigrants, refugees, and the communities where we all live.