First Advisor

Rebecca Summer

Date of Award

6-16-2021

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in International & Global Studies: Global Studies and University Honors

Department

International and Global Studies

Language

English

DOI

10.15760/honors.1090

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis is to determine how Oregon’s 1987 sanctuary policy impacts the lives of undocumented migrants to Portland. These migrant communities have diverse backgrounds and needs that require the existence of nonprofit organizations dedicated to community engagement and legal assistance, as well as law enforcement community programs to provide key resources for all residents, including noncitizens. Through the analysis of multiple peer-reviewed articles and other sources on the implementation of sanctuary policy and the lives of undocumented migrants in the United States, this study identifies that laying the foundation for an increase in community safety and expanding the capacity of immigrant and refugee-focused institutions are the main benefits of sanctuary policy for migrant communities.

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Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/35719

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