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.
Though immigration has been debated and contested since the Colonial era, and a high volume of literature has been published over the years, few academic books have comprehensively captured the truths and realities of anti-sanctuary movements and immigration in general. In this provoking, powerful, and timely analysis, Delgado vividly details the very essence of anti-immigration movements. He reveals not only immigrants’ stories but also the unspoken/underlying forces governing anti-sanctuary movements to masterfully delineate the racial motives governing inclusion and exclusion. Writing from a humanistic standpoint, Delgado effectively situates anti-sanctuary movements within a broader context while revealing the contributions of immigrants and their significance to American society. This volume is a must-read for anyone interested in better understanding the historical, political, economic, and social forces shaping anti-immigration law, anti-immigrant movements, and immigrants' contributions to the US. It is also sure to become a seminal text in the fields of sociology, history, immigration studies, ethnic/minority studies, political science, and criminal justice. In the face of extreme anti-immigrant sentiment across the country, this study offers an opportunity for understanding, unity, positive transformation, and hope as society strives for social change, equality, and justice to combat polarizing divisions. Highly recommended. All levels.
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