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Dr. Sorin CACE


Scientific committee:

PhD, Professor Catalin ZAMFIR, Romanian Academy Member

PhD, Professor Asher BEN-ARIEH, Director of Haruv Institute, Ierusalim, Israel

PhD, Professor Gary B. MELTON, University of Colorado, Denver, USA

PhD, Professor John LUTZKER, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA

PhD, Professor Michael J. PALMIOTTO, Wichita State University, Kansas, USA

PhD, Professor Jill KORBIN, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA

Professor Keith HALEY, Tiffin University, Ohio, USA

PhD, Professor Jimmy TAYLOR, Ohio University, Zanesville, Ohio, USA

PhD, Professor Andrea WIGFIELD, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

PhD, Professor Elizabeth ECKERMANN, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia

PhD, Professor Renwu TANG, Dean of School of Management, Dean of Academy of Government at Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

PhD, Professor Amitabh KUNDU, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi , India

PhD, Professor Claude MARTIN, Scientific Director of CNRS, Rennes University, France

PhD, Professor Munyae M. MULINGE, United States International University (USIU), Nairobi, Kenya

PhD, Professor Manuel Antonio GARRETON, Chile University, Santiago de Chile, Chile

PhD, Professor Renata FRANC, Social Science Institute "Ivo Pilar", Zagreb, Croatia

PhD, Professor Asun LLENA BERNE, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

PhD, Professor Nawab Ali KHAN, Saman bin Abduaziz University, Al Kharj, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

PhD, Professor Nicolae SALI, "Universitatea Libera Internationala din Moldova", Chisinau, Moldova

PhD, Professor Mihaela TOMIŢĂ, "Universitatea de Vest", Timisoara

PhD, Professor Valeriu IOAN-FRANC, Director Adjunct al Institutului National de Cercetari Economice

PhD, Professor Corina CACE, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies

PhD, Professor Mircea ALEXIU, "Universitatea de Vest", Timisoara

PhD, Professor Stefan COJOCARU, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Iasi


ISSN

Print: 1582-8344

Electronic: 2247-6571


Articles:
DETERMINANTS OF CHILD LABOR IN MALAWI AND TANZANIA
Courage C. MUDZONGO, Christopher M. WHITSEL
MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS OF CHILDREN OF UNDOCUMENTED PARENTS IN THE UNITED STATES: A HIDDEN CRISIS
Jorge DELVA, Pilar HORNER, Ramiro MARTINEZ Laura SANDERS, William D. LOPEZ, John DOERING-WHITE


THE IMMIGRANT POPULATION IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA: BARRIERS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Abstract
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Alabama experienced a 145% increase in its Hispanic population and has become the top state for immigration settlement in the last decade. The primary purpose of this article is to gain information about the lives and struggles of Hispanic immigrants residing in the three counties of Lauderdale, Colbert, and Franklin in Northwest Alabama. The article examines the systemic barriers and discrimination faced by Hispanic families, and identifies the opportunities and strengths, social activities, and community supports that aid their integration into the new communities. Utilizing a community-based participatory action research (CBPAR) framework, the study uses a mixed methods approach, combining community informant interviews, focus groups and a small scale survey. It is hoped that the findings from the study will be valuable to community leaders and service providers to build partnerships, facilitate cultural understanding, and develop a set of best practices and research approaches that will lead to the social inclusion of this at-risk population
Keywords
immigration, demographic shift, discrimination, social transformation

Author
Joy BORAH
PhD, Joy Borah, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, University of North Alabama Department of Social Work, One Harrison Plaza, University of North Alabama, Florence, AL, USA. E-mail: jsborah@una.edu

How to cite
Borah, J. (2013). THE IMMIGRANT POPULATION IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA: BARRIERS AND OPPORTUNITIES, Journal of Community Positive Practices, Nr. 3/2013, 36-51


Acknowledgement for editing contribution to Tyler GEBAUER, Ben STRAUSS, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, USA


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