Leaders in the field participated in a panel discussion that addressed the exploitation of immigrants, including fraud, scams, and financial threats to the foreign born living in America, as well as resources for lawyers and social workers working to mitigate these threats.
Dorothy Book Scholar and Associate Dean of Research David Takeuchi presented recent, cutting-edge research on the integration of immigrants into American life at Boston City Hall this past week, helping to paint a complex portrait of the 41 million foreign-born individuals living in the U.S.
In this Q&A, Kaitlin Porter and Liz Casey discuss their shared interest in immigrant integration, how they both arrived at The Florence Project, and their hopes for effecting change into the future.
In this short video from this year’s border course, Westy Egmont outlines some of the challenges facing social workers at the point of entry of Nogales, and he explains how BCSSW helps to train MSW candidates to better understand these challenges, and begin to build solutions.
The research paints a broad picture across the spectrum of immigration in America, while delineating the realities of integration in unprecedented detail.
This week, BCSSW Professor Westy Egmont has offered his experienced voice to the conversation around Syria’s refugees, appearing on Nightside with Dan Rea, a WBZ-produced radio talk show carried by stations in 38 states, and in an interview with Boston.com.
This past December, Boston College School of Social Work Visiting Professor Maryanne Loughry joined Professor Westy Egmont to teach an innovative immigration course at the U.S./ Mexico border.
Did you know that one in every four Bostonians was born overseas, or that Boston has the sixth highest concentration of immigrants of any city in the United States?
Boston College Social Work is devoted to training a next generation of social workers to best address the most pressing issues of our changing world. One of the issues that has become a focal point of the school’s strategies is immigration.
This December, Professor Westy Egmont and other members of a special task force convened by Governor Deval Patrick presented an important report at the State House entitled Rx for Strengthening Massachusetts’ Economy and Healthcare System.