Melvin Delgado, MSW, PhD, is professor of social work at Boston University. He is the former chair of Macro Practice. He has over forty years of practice, research, and scholarship focused on urban population groups, specifically within the Latinx community. Delgado’s research has addressed a variety of social issues and needs, and he has published over thirty books on urban community practice topics. He is currently the editor of the Oxford University book series on social justice and youth community practice. He is the author of Sanctuary Cities, Communities, and Organizations: A Nation at a Crossroads, Urban Youth Trauma: Using Community Intervention to Overcome Gun Violence, and many other books.
In "They Are Rioting in Sanctuary Cities!": Countering the Emerging Anti-Sanctuary Movement, author Melvin Delgado provides an extensive history of sanctuary cities and the current anti-sanctuary movement. Through his discussion on sanctuary cities, Delgado helps readers recognize why understanding human plights and needs is necessary, and the role each of us play in ensuring a humanistic society.
Only book specifically focused on the anti-sanctuary movement.
Up-to-date account of major legislative and legal actions involving the anti-sanctuary movement.
Provides readers with action steps to counter the anti-sanctuary movement