Making Immigrant Rights Real: Nonprofits and the Politics of Integration in San Francisco
Book by Els De Graauw
Review by Kristi Andersen
Kristi Andersen of Syracuse University reviews Making Immigrant Rights Real: Nonprofits and the Politics of Integration in San Francisco by Els De Graauw. In this book, de Graauw examines how immigrant-serving nonprofits can make impressive policy gains despite notable constraints on their political activities. Drawing on three case studies of immigrant rights policies—language access, labor rights, and municipal ID cards—in San Francisco, de Graauw develops a tripartite model of advocacy strategies that nonprofits have used to propose, enact, and implement immigrant-friendly policies: administrative advocacy, cross-sectoral and cross-organizational collaborations, and strategic issue framing. The inventive development and deployment of these strategies enabled immigrant-serving nonprofits in San Francisco to secure some remarkable new immigrant rights victories, and de Graauw explores how other cities can learn from their experiences.
Read the book review at https://doi.org/10.1177/0197918318823491.